I thought, only in TV, people run out of gas in the middle of the road and get stuck. Sometimes they get murdered while stranded on the road by a psycho killer and sometimes they run into some awesome people and end up partying all night or find an adventure of some sort. The part where people run out of gas thing actually happened to us on Friday night. But thank God we didn’t get murdered and disappointingly we didn’t run into any adventure. I still can’t believe that actually happened.
My husband and I visited my mom after work last Friday. I got the list of grocery items I needed to get for her from her care taker, so on the way home, we stopped by couple of stores. I used some coupons and bought sale items, so the total spending was not bad. So I was feeling pretty good and we were almost home. I mean we can see the building ahead right there.
All of a sudden, my husband said “uh oh!” while looking at one of the gauges. I was thinking maybe he forgot to get something from the store or he just remembered that he needed an oil change. And then I felt it. I felt the car jerking a little and then it just stopped. I looked at him and he said there’s no gas. Are you kidding me? Really? I was about to get mad, but calmed myself down. I knew how tired he was because he stayed up really late to study the night before. I just gave him my car key and told him to run and take my car to the gas station and get some gas.
10 seconds after my husband left, a cop car showed up and I explained what happened. He was an ass actually. He said “Yeah, that’s why there’s a thing called gas station.” and walked away. Why does he have to be like that? Anyway~~~ My husband showed up couple of minutes later. By then, it started snowing. The weather always knows something unfortunate or bad happens, don’t you think?
He had to buy a gas container and put some gas in it of course just enought to start the engine and get us home. So we ended up wasting our time and ended up spending $25.00 just to get home the last half a block. I’m not happy about that. But since I decided not to get mad at my husband, I’m going to make fun of him for being an idiot.
Lesson for the day: PUT GAS BEFORE YOUR CAR STOPS! and DON’T THINK THESE THINGS WON’T HAPPEN TO YOU. I think most mistakes end up costing you more money.
But I need to remind myself that we were lucky to have this happened right near our house. It could have been a lot worse.