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Out of gas
A couple of hours ago my sister called me and said she ran out of gas. I grabbed my keys and started heading down to my car before she even finished the story or even told me where she was. The funny thing is that she was less than a mile from the house when she ran out, and only 500-750 feet from a gas station. The problem was that she didn't have gas can to get it to her car. So I stopped at the gas station, filled up a gallon gas can, and then drove it up to her. After she put it in her car I warned her it would only take her 15-20 miles, if that, but she was already late for work and it was only a mile or two away anyway. She said she would put 10$ in her car after she got off.

That's my fun story for today. This is the first time she has run out of gas, but it doesn't surprise me in the least because she brings her car so close to empty over and over and over. I'm actually amused.

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ripper82 From: ripper82 Date: December 20th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
One time I was in the turn lane on the highway waiting to turn into a gas station, and I ran out of gas. I had to call the highway patrol to push my car into the parking lot.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 21st, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoops. XD
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 21st, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
She made it to work (albeit late), and I text messaged her later to ask if she had gone to the gas station yet and she said yes. All is well, for now. :-P
raist_ From: raist_ Date: December 21st, 2006 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll be amused if she forgets to go to the gas station and runs out again.

It's dangerous to do that to a car btw, especially in the winter. It's a good way to get water in your tank.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 21st, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
For once, no, she didn't put it off. I think actually running out for once taught her a lesson, for a while. She'll probably be back at it in a couple of weeks. XD

Oh, I hadn't heard that. How does it get water in it?
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: December 21st, 2006 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I start getting tense when I approach 1/4 of a tank. Can't take the suspense of taking a chance with how much is left.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 21st, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Only a quarter of a tank? heh. I only start worrying when the light comes on steady (rather than just starts to go on on an incline). The reason why is because I know exactly how much my tank can hold (18.5 gallons), and how much is left when the little low gas light comes on (3 gallons). I can get 25-30 miles out of a gallon so when the light is on steady I still have at least 50 miles left, which for just around town is plenty. I call it quits once it has been steady for more than 25-30 miles, though.
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