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30 October 2003 @ 08:01 pm
Car needs gasoline, so tonight I drove to a gas station.

First problem was - "how to open gasoline tank?".
I made discovery that gasoline tank door is locked :-O.
I asked for help. More experienced driver (a woman with even more stronger accent than my accent) quickly found small gasoline tank pedal/handle below my driver's seat :-).

Second question was - how much gasoline should I take.
I wasn't sure how much gasoline do my car need, so I decided to buy 20 gallons (gallon = 3.78 liters).
Fortunately gasoline seller misunderstood me and charged my credit card for $20 dollars (~14.5 gallons --- one gallon of gasoline costs $1.379 with all taxes).

Third problem: “how to make gasoline pump work?”. I inserted pump nuzzle into gasoline tank and flipped a lever. Silence. I researched pump panel and found button “start”. Pump started to work. But at ~12 gallons / ~15 dollars nuzzle lever turned off. I pushed the lever again. It gave small amount of gasoline and turned off. I pushed again - the lever turned off again. I suspected that gas station considered that I got everything I bought. But when I pressed the lever tenth times I saw how gasoline poured out of my gasoline tank :-O. Situation became clear – my gasoline tank was completely full.

See also: How does a gasoline pump at a filling station know when the tank is full?

The seller gave me couple of dollars back and I went off with overfilled gasoline tank.
I was so excited (:-)) that forgot to turn on lights on my car again. But this time I realized that something wrong quite quickly --- it took 30 seconds driving only :-).
Current Mood: fullfull
Tangerine Catkaineer on November 2nd, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC)
It's great!
Why shouldN't I believe you?
You practically hadn't sarcasm at all, as I do remember you.

And, concerning "ways to handle", always there're two of them:
mine and wrong one ;)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 3rd, 2003 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: It's great!
The blondes not always have "their" opinion. First step: no opinion at all. As soon as first opinion was discovered, second "wrong" opinion appears immediately (wrong is anything that contradicts to the "right/my" opinion :-)