... is what I USED to ask myself all the time. I mean, really, you have half a tank, a quarter of a tank, then the light goes on and... what do you know, there's a gas station. Go get gas.
Well, I wrote the word "used" for a reason... it finally happened (about 3 hours ago).
I ran out of gas!
Let me set the stage for you.
Yesterday (um... yes... yesterday) my light goes on on the way home from the gym, BUT I need to run to the post office real quick before getting Charlotte. I'll get gas later.
On the way home from getting Charlotte, the kids are rather... um... unhappy. So, I'll just get gas later.
Today, on the way to drop Charlotte off as school (for her school birthday party), I notice the light again. Crap. We're going to be late. Later.
On the way home I realize I forgot my phone and hubby is going to call me when he's going to pick up Jillie so I can go and see Charlotte's birthday party in school. So I run home.
After sitting at home for an hour waiting for hubby or mother-in-law, my mother-in-law finally comes. I need to get the cake, ahh... so off to the store I go.... but.. oh ... wait...
My. car. stops. accelerating.
My. car. stops. dead.
In swoops my mother-in-law to save the day. We switch cars and Jillie and I run to pick up the cookie cake and come back to meet my mother-in-law. Then AAA comes, gives me a gallon of gas (apparently we can use this "I ran out of gas" 4 times a year for free... NOT that I plan on doing it EVER EVER EVER again), we push the car a few times to get it off the little bank we were on.... and off to the gas station I go.
I'm still quite flustered when I get to Charlotte classroom (in plenty of time) to observe them play and have her school BIRTHDAY PARTY!
|School Birthday Party|
Needless to say.... Lesson Learned.
I think I absolutely needed to learn this lesson because we are always within like 2 miles of a gas station and I tend to "push" my car further than it can go.
I now have opened myself up to my family (and probably friends) to never ending ridicule.
Last thing hubby just said on the phone... "hey babe... do you need to go get some gas?".
Yeah.... very funny.