Don’t mention it Emir………..

I filled my minivan with gas this morning. I thought you might like to know how that went………

9:02: Pulled up toward the pump – price per gallon was $3.589.

9:02: Let a little old lady cross in front of me first – ppg now $3.599. Last time I’ll be a damn Good Samaritan!

9:03: Got up to the pump. Took a sip of my coffee first – price per gallon now $3.619. Damn caffeine habit!

9:04: Forgot where the latch for the gas cap release was. That cost me – ppg now $3.649. Damn senior moments!

9:05: Picked my blend and inserted my card, but not fast enough – ppg now  $3.709. Damn arthritis!

9:06: Finally got to pumping. By two gallons in, the ppg was at $3.729. Damn slow pumps!

9:10: Still only 9 gallons pumped. Guy at pump next to me went in to use restroom while the gas pumped. Thought of using his pump on my car but didn’t  – ppg now $3.76. Damn conscience!

9:14: Nearing the end of the ordeal at 16 ½ gallons – ppg now hovering around $3.80. It’s about damn time!

9:15: Said a prayer of thanks that I wasn’t the guy in the Chevy Suburban.

9:16: Moved car away from pump, locked it.

9:17: Walked home. It felt damned good.

About Al

Retired from a couple of professions, trying my hand at writing about the events in our lives.
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8 Responses to Don’t mention it Emir………..

  1. Barbara says:

    Shut up. We pay £1.40 per Litre (= £7.00 per gallon) and that’s in pounds sterling

    • Al says:

      Yes, but it must give you a warm feeling that that some of that money is going to support someone else’s one night stand birth control devices (or maybe that’s only here in the USA).

      • Barbara says:

        I think it all goes to the military and rescuing banks

        I used to get notified when you replied to my comments, suddenly they have stopped??

        • Al says:

          This problem is widespread throughout WordPress. I also do not get notified when someone responds to a comment I made on their blog. I have to go back to their post and find it myself. You may have to do that yourself (I have many a smarmy comment awaiting you). I went to the help section and many, many people have said they are having the same problem.

          • Barbara says:

            Aha! That explains it. I have had a few notifications, and today when I was on my iPad I saw notifications coming up that you had replied to some of my comments, but then when I went to notifications I couldn’t find them

            I think the problem is that the posts we are commenting on are older than a certain date, and the notifications are probably assumed read after a certain length of time, so when I look for unread notifications my notification thingy tells me I haven’t any unread ones despite the fact that I have just had a ‘pop up’ telling me of a new comment.

            I will as you say, have to go back through all my comments and read your replies 🙂

  2. Big Al says:

    Thank you. I believe we can all relate.

  3. Bernice says:

    Extremely funny and worthy of national distribution.

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