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Dragging My Hose Down the Street !!
Dragging My Hose Down the Street !!
Well, it was a bit embarrassing, and not nearly as painful as it could have been!! Thankfully
left the service station and had gone about 5 blocks up a 6 lane street to the highway to finish running errends. The lane I was in to get on the highway was a full 4 blocks from the overpass when a PocketRocket pulls alongside and stops.
I thought he wanted to get into the lane in front of me to get on the highway. Fortunately, I am in a good mood, listening to CHARLES MINGUS Big Band CD and am about to wave him in, but no, he signals me with the roll down your window motion.
I Zip the window down, and he says,"You have a GAS NOZZLE AND HOSE HANGING FROM YOUR FILLER CAP!!!!! You have been dragging it from the gas station" !!!
Look in the side mirror and sure enough.... there is the nozzle and hose proudly hanging out the filler cap of my car!!!!
I say "Thanks" and get in the turn lane and pull into the gas station at this corner!
Yeah, every car that passes me on the way out of this station sees MY HOSE HANGING OUT IN THE STREET!! Lots of Pointing and Smiles!!! I am so PROUD.
What is a DAYDREAMING, ABSENT Minded PUMPER to do??
Casually put the car in Park, Turn off engine, Remove Keys, Look for oncoming cars in the gas station, Open Door, get out, pop trunk, Remove Nozzle and roll hose and place in Trunk, Close trunk.
Returned to gas station that was now missing a Pump Nozzle, already have out of service sign on pump, only gone about 5 minutes. Park at front Door, Get MY NOZZLE AND HOSE Out and walk in front door to the counter.
Smiling counterman eases my embarrassment, "Your Car Okay?"
Yeah, Sorry, just Give me the Bonehead of the Afternoon Award, Sorry!!"
THANK GOD FOR THE TECHNICAL WIZ THAT CAME UP WITH THE "QUICK RELEASE" HOSE CONNECTOR!!! I thought I ran over a plastic bottle when I evidently had pulled the hose from the pump. Slowed down and looked as I turned right and saw a plastic bottle smashed flat where I had been pumping. Looked out the passenger side, to view this, never looked in my side mirror.
Climbing into my deck chair, Hands on hips, COCK my head to the right,Striking that Infamous Superman Pose, and Accepting My PUTZ OF THE DAY AWARD... wouldn't you know it is a gas nozzle with a tiny hose.....
9/10/2005 8:08 pm
ROFLMAO. Well, at least you can laugh about it. Thanks for giving my night a chuckle |
9/11/2005 1:50 am
Hello...This post is to remind you about the Blogger's Convention scheduled October 21,22,23 and set for the ChicagoLand area(Bolingbrook--a suburb) |
It is a chance for you to meet the folk that you have been reading, commenting, and chatting with. Before we go any further, this is NOT a giant sex orgy but a chance to interact with your new found blogging friends face-to-face.
The opening night festivities are still in the planning stage.(I need to have an actual head count on that before I can proceed and make commitments to the banquet facility. But in the plans are a Masked Ball--expected to be a lavish formal affair)
The 46 Zone Party will be held on the evening of the 22nd at the 46 Zone bar attached to the Ditka Dome(enclosed sports dome facility with an indoor driving range) Typically the bar has a live band on Saturday nights (no cover charge to date) The food and drink costs there are reasonable and one can imbibe for about twenty bucks.
There will be an "after" party on the 21st after the Masked Ball; and a "before" and "after" party on the 22nd in the hospitality suite at the hotel to continue on with the festivities. These parties will have food and alcohol/soft beverages and will be bought in bottle form with appetizer platters from local stores. The bar in the hospitality suite would be a serve yourself type of set-up.
The hotel is new and nicely furnished. Complimentary breakfasts are included with the room; the hotel has a pool, workout facility, complimentary wi-fi service, in-room coffee makers, mini refrigerators, iron & ironing board, and laptrays to support your laptops. There is a complimentary coffee bar located off the lobby area which is available 24 hours for a selection of coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. Hotel rates are reasonable and information can be found at Convention Information Pictures of the hotel and its rooms are also available for you to see.
In the works is a photo session opportunity as well as some classes/demos.
If you have not already done so, you are also invited to join bloggers of this friendly site The group was designed to address the technical aspects of blogging, but has metamorphosized into something much more--a "family" of bloggers...many of who will be attending the upcoming Convention.
Thank you for your time and I hope to meet you in person.
9/20/2005 7:26 pm
U sure ya aint blonde?
Its good to be...ME