Wednesday, November 30, 2011

That time at the gas station...

Before I start this post, I thought I would apologize for not having any pictures.  But, really i'm kinda thankful.  This was not my proudest moment...

Oh, and those of you that read this entire story, you are amazing!  Those of you that don't? I would probably do the same thing :)

So, the other night, the fiance and I went to the gas station.  

Actually, this isn't the full story...

I dragged him to the gas station with me by bribing him with ice cream.  I got my drivers license less than 8 months ago (yes, i'm in my mid-twenties) and i've never filled up the gas tank on my own. The whole process seriously scared the poop out of me.

I mean, what if I pulled in the wrong place, or leaked gas all over the place?  This would be much less embarrassing if the fiance came with me.  This way, I could just blame it on him.

Anyway, we get there. I pull up. I go inside and give the guy my 40 bucks (which really hurt). I walk back to the car.

I can't get the lid off.  
I mean that thing was seriously child proof.  I kept trying and trying.  The fiance smiles and tells me to keep trying.  Friends, I was trying and that thing would not screw off.  

After about 5 minutes, I start to raise my voice and curse at myself (and the poor fiance).  He found it hilarious. I didn't.  

I just wanted him to take the thing off for me.  I thought if I got mad enough he would give in.  FAIL.

Finally, FINALLY managed to get the thing off.  I win.

I hit the button for premium, not regular.
Trust me, if you saw the little truck I drive, you would know it's not worthy of premium.

Gas starts leaking.
I know. I know.

I start freaking out to the fiance.  However, instead of coming to fix the problem, he tells me to figure out what I did wrong.  

There was a concrete pillar thing in the way of where I put the gas nozzle in the car (whatever that thing is called).  It was obvious from the beginning, I was just too lazy to move the car before I started filling up.  I just hoped it would work out.

It did not.

Learn from me friends- gas will leak everywhere if the nozzle doesn't go straight in.

He tells me to move the car forward.  I was hesitant.  I mean, won't the gas catch on fire? 

 After promising me it wouldn't, I get in and reluctantly pull forward.  The car did not catch on fire!

We were back in business-almost

I discover that it will no longer pump the gas I paid for.  I go back in, get it reset, and try again.

Finally, I get the gas I paid for and even learned that I don't have to squeeze the handle the whole time- thank goodness! My hand was tired after about $5.

I screwed the lid back on, got in the car, and drove off- hitting the curb on my way out.

But, no biggie, I survived my first fill-up, all by myself! 


As the fiance put it: "You managed to make every mistake in one night that I made in one year"

So, what did I learn?

I never want to fill up my gas tank EVER AGAIN.

On a different note, I thought I would share my dinner with you because it was that good and too easy.

No, I did not make my own dough, but I did turn it from a boring cheese pizza into an AMAZINGLY delicious veggie pizza.

What I added:  
onion, tomato, portobello mushroom, pepperoncinis, black olives, bell pepper, and fresh cilantro.

I've been on a cheese kick lately (even more than usual which I didn't know it was possible) and pizza was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Hope you all are having a great week!
Do you have any crazy gas station stories?

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Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

I just learned three things:
1) you are hilarious
2) I should not look at your blog with food pics late at night.
3) you like cheese just like me so that makes you cool

I got my license at 17.5 (I know, your story beats mine), but it was because of two things...(why am I numbering everything tonight? Haha.)
1) my mom drove a boat...sort of. Huge car = scary
2) I live in Miami. Road rage. 'Nuf said.

P.S. I now drive a Suburban. Ha! Motherhood makes you do crazy things like buy a "bus" to haul all your kids! Secretly...I feel soooooo safe and can't imagine driving anything smaller ever again. Oh...and this will make you feel better...I have a 33 gal. tank at currently $3.50 or so a gallon (and gas has gone "way" down as I'm sure you know). OUCH. Needless to say, I don't go very far. Ever. My hub has a huge truck, too. We are gas-poor. Haha!

K said...

that pizza looks amaze. Swedes will put anything (and everything) on their pizzas and usually all I'm craving is a major veggie overload (like in your picture)!
congrats on surviving your first fill-up! Nowadays I don't worry the small stuff, instead I worry about getting into accidents. Much more expensive and embarrassing. No one likes to leave a note saying, 'I think I hit your car' (yup, it's happened to me).

Camille said...

hahahaha! you sound like my college friend from Jersey. they have attendants that pump there gas at every gas station. we went on a trip to the beach and i got out to pump my gas and she was like, "um, what? no way! i wouldn't even know how!"

good story.

thanks for finding my blog! so glad i found yours now too.


Leah said...

I also hate pumping gas! Once in high school I spilled gas out of the noozle all over my winter coat, jeans and shoes and basically had to get rid of them because the smell wouldn't go away. So I feel your pain! Anytime I can get someone else to pump my gas for me I do!!

Emily said...

If it makes you feel any better, I've been driving for five years now and never had the balls to ask someone how to make the pump continue running while doing other things. I just learned last week, when I finally asked my boyfriend how. He hasn't stopped laughing since.

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