Sunday, April 26, 2009

Filling up gas is so complicated.

So remember how I was semi-complaining about how I look way younger than I am?


I embarrass myself like no other. I don't do it often but when I do, it's pretty bad.

Yesterday we went to a bridal shower. Bridal shower = no boys = wear whatever you want. ;)

Anyways, my friend picked me up since she lives a few streets down and well, she couldn't get out the car without flashing people her sexy legs. We needed gas. And I offered to get out and fill it up.

Too bad I haven't done this in 5 years.
Too bad I was ALWAYS unsure of how to fill the stupid thing up.

So my sister and friend are in the car yelling me at what to do. They didn't start out by yelling but it ended like that because I am such a ditz when it comes to doing common things. They had to literally give me step by step instructions.
"Push 'credit card'."
"On the yellow touch pad."

Then I thought we had to swipe the credit card instead of insert it. And I couldn't find the swiping thing because there wasn't one. I looked at the black boxy thing ten times and saw a picture of the credit card. I didn't do it because I really wanted to swipe!

So I finally pass the payment part and get the pumper thing in the car. Nothing happened.
"You have to pick the type of gas you want first."
"And exactly where the hell am I supposed to d- ....oh"
Oh I pushed that button five times. I guess I'm not strong enough or something because it wouldn't listen and I just stood there with the pump in my hand and NOT filling the car with gas. "Wow, you can't even tell it's filling gas anymore. Improved technology or something."
"That's because it isn't doing anything."

It was so hilarious. The guy next to us got a kick out of it. He shouted over, "Is it someone's first time filling up gas?"
"I haven't done this in a really really long time!" But he probably thought it was my first time since I look so young.

The guy at the cashier in the store was leaning over in front of the counter to get a better view of what I was doing.

Oh, this I feel horrible about. I opened the car door to get back in and it hit the gas pump box. I'm so dumb I underestimated how much force I should use. Luckily there was no damage.

So who wants me to fill up their gas tank?


Lisa said...

I still do! So funny sis. Love you.

Artistic Logic said...

haha you're so cute!

yours truly... said...


I end up smelling it on my hands, in my clothes, and in my hair all day. Absolute grossness.

the girl in stiletto said...

i never like filling in the gas tank either. i always try to convince my sisters to do it. i just hate going out of the car, standing next to the car waiting for the gas to fill. hahah. where's the good ol days where people fill in the gas for you?

Faith in Writing said...

Lol, you can fill mine :)
In Australia we have a different system though. We have machines where you can pay before you fill (booooring) but I love the old fashioned way like most places where you just pump it into your car, then go into the shop to admire all the lollies you want, and trashy magazines and iceblocks, before you pay. My husband just fills petrol to buy iceblocks, I think.

Constructive Attitude said...

i loveeeee the smell of gasoline! (in reference to yours truly comment)

and when i first started driving, i just did NOT understand the concept of filling up your car. it was so confusing to me.

The Demigoddess said...

Hahaha. This sounds like something that will happen to me. It's a good thing that in the Philippines, there are gas pump attendants who do this for you. Else, I would totally embarrass myself, too. But what the hell am I talking about? I don't even have a car.

Falling Up said...

They still fill it in for you in India. But I always secretlely think it's because people might fill up and run? *shrugs* And also the fac that everything here is the same exact price. So they have to compete with better quality of service.

fuelMybrain said...

LOL that's too funny... I HATE pumping gas.

About looking young... enjoy it while it lasts. I used to get "uh you only look about 16?". Now I don't even get carded and people guess "oh young, about 30 right?" GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Mrs. Cullen said...

i love the smell of gasoline.

Mrs. Cullen said...

even in NY they fill it for you in some places.

Cheryl said...

You know what, you are totally me but not Asian, and not living in China.

mary evelyn said...

ahh hahaha! that's awesome. and i'm not laughing at you, i'm glad that i'm not the only one that does things like that. i'm ok with gas stations that i'm used to going to, but when i go to a strange gas station, i get a little confused. why can't all gas stations put the buttons in the same place?