Friday, July 17, 2009

I Saw This Happen

Well, no. Not this exact episode. But I recently got my Beetle detailed inside and out. It took a couple of hours to do the seats and carpet so I sat outside and waited. I watched a gal get gas and pull away with the nozzle still in the car. The hose stretched out and came apart. A couple of us yelled at her and she got out, put the nozzle and hose by the pump and drove away without saying anything.


irondad said...

I hate to admit it, but about 13 years ago I did it myself. It was in a company car at a self serve card lock station. It was hard to make the phone call to the emergency number listed for the station. They were pretty cool about it. The fix was pretty easy, it seems. The hose broke at a knuckle that is designed to break away on purpose for just such an emergency. They were more worried about losing sales if I hadn't reported it and things had gone a long time with a gas pump that was out of service.

No penalty! Except to my ego, of course. Whew!!

NinjaMom said...

I have to admit that I'm terrified of doing the same thing. I have a newborn and I'm so freaking tired. As it was, i drove around with the fuel tank door open all day. Sigh.