Saturday, January 16, 2010
Jim's Friday — Six Word Saturday — Pumping gas blues
Bad day at the gas pump
I had three problems there today, not counting that it was Mrs. Jim's car that needed gas. Seems like it does that a lot these days. I'll tell them in order of ...
Problem # 1: At first I couldn't get the filler cap off. It turned to the stop but wasn't at all loose or ready to lift out. Pretty scary, low on gas and can't get more in. I gave the cap a hard CCW twist and it turned a half or so turn more. Viola! Loose and ready to lift out.
Problem # 2: Someone has hacked into our Kroger Rewards account. If you are that person please don't do it any more. Fessing up would be better still. Then I could tell who in particular besides the whole dirty crooked world I should be upset at.
For every $100 we spend at the grocery store we get a ten cent (10) a gallon reduction. Last week we lost 100 points, now another 100 was missing so I had to settle for the regular three cent discount.
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Problem # 3: Kroger gas was cheaper than most places ($2.49/gal minus my discount) so there were lines at every pump. I went to the shortest one with only two cars ahead of me. The first car pulled out and we pulled up. While I waited I listened to my 'book on
The next think I knew someone was beating on my windshield. Seems I had gone to sleep while the CD player was reading to me. The car ahead was gone and the lady at the pump next graciously woke me up.
I felt pretty stupid. The fellow on the other side of my pump said that was alright, he goes to sleep in the line at the drive-thru-window at the bank. He said he was trucker. He drives his 18-wheeler on runs to and from Houston and Dallas.
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Mrs. Jim always wakes me up if I go to sleep driving. Most times she drives then so I can finish getting my nap out.
But I was by myself yesterday so it was good to be stopped when I went to sleep. Just embarassing how and where it happened.
didn’t need that gasoline?
’Cause without your card
the price you pay’s obscene!
My Six Words
Fortress.old gas pump
Hugs and blessings,
"I hope I die peacefully, in my sleep like Grandpa did. Not screaming in terror like his passengers."
And no worries, some books on CD make me sleepy too. :) At least the car was parked and off!!
Hope things get better for you, and that whoever took your credits will not be able to do that again. Maybe you should get a new Rewards card.
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits
Falling asleep would be embarassing. But necessary sometimes.
Didn't that car used to visit our church every Sunday morning for quite a while?
Does it have Texas plates yet? I couldn't read them.
You asked about the SnuggleSafe for the cats. It is about the size of a Frisbee and it's not electric. You put it in the microwave for 5 minutes and it holds heat for about 8-10 hours! Just slide it under their blanket. They are really nice even for a person with cold feet! You can google it! At least they are NOT made in China, they are made in the UK! Hoorah for that!
Thanks for playing 6WS!
well bernie bought a locking gas cap for the little red car which is fine, i guess but whenever i have to be the one getting the gas, i can never unlock the wretched thing and so i have to put on the helpess woman act and beg a big strong guy to unlock it for me!
woe is me!...ha!..love terry