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skeptic53
08-30-2006, 02:01 AM
I gassed up around noon today at Costco, one of the busiest times of the day. They have 10 lanes of double pumps but still had 3-5 cars waiting in each line.

I picked the shortest line and waited behind a huge SUV. The cars at both pumps in our lane exited at more or less the same time. After a moment, the SUV pulled up to the back pump. I waited, they didn't pull forward, so I drove around them to the forward pump. I looked back and the SUV driver was a woman talking on a cell phone. In the passenger seat was a teenage boy reading a magazine. I pre-paid, pumped a full tank, put the cap back, waited for the receipt, and the woman was still gabbing on her cell. By then 6 cars were lined up behind her.

She could easily have talked and pumped at the same time, although many people "know" it's dangerous. (That risk has been debunked: http://www.snopes.com/autos/hazards/gasvapor.asp ) Or if her call was that important, she could have had her gormless kid go pump the gas.

A trifecta: brainless SUV driver, on a cell phone, inconveniencing half a dozen people.

GAAAH!

One-Fang
08-30-2006, 02:28 AM
But on the bright side, when she was done she didn't have to wait for a pump. :rolleyes:

LostMyMind
08-30-2006, 03:17 PM
I love pulling up next to those SUV at the pump. I'll say loudly, "Dang, 6 bucks to fill up my empty tank." I love motorcycles. I never understand anyone who drives gas guzzlers, anything under 40mpg are gas guzzlers.

Becks
08-30-2006, 03:29 PM
I love pulling up next to those SUV at the pump. I'll say loudly, "Dang, 6 bucks to fill up my empty tank." I love motorcycles. I never understand anyone who drives gas guzzlers, anything under 40mpg are gas guzzlers.

Brat. Ha ha.

Sounds like my mommy's Geo Metro back in the day. :lol:

Crosshair
08-30-2006, 04:13 PM
I love motorcycles. I never understand anyone who drives gas guzzlers, anything under 40mpg are gas guzzlers.
My car gets 30 MPG. I don't know why many people drive SUVs, but I do know why I drive a car. Mainly the 2 feet of snow, -20 F temps, and ice covered roads in the winter. Though during the summer I rode my bike wherever possible.

LostMyMind
08-30-2006, 05:27 PM
Brat. Ha ha.
Worst part, is it used to be $2 to $3 just two year ago. My tank is only 2.5 gallons.

protege
08-30-2006, 06:09 PM
Sounds like my mommy's Geo Metro back in the day. :lol:

Ah, the Metro...the only car I know of, that can be carried home if it breaks down :lol:

My old Tercel would get about 40mpg on the highway, with 42-45 being about average. However, I somehow got 50mpg on a long trip once. Now that just blew my mind!

LostMyMind
08-30-2006, 06:38 PM
Ah, the Metro...the only car I know of, that can be carried home if it breaks down :lol:
You forgot the Yugo. It trumps all cars for carriability.

protege
08-30-2006, 08:22 PM
You forgot the Yugo. It trumps all cars for carriability.

Well, considering that there aren't many of those about now...I thought Metro was an ideal subsitute. Of course we can't forget the Ford Aspire, Ford Festiva, or Subaru Justy either :)

mircea12345
08-30-2006, 08:52 PM
My friend used to have a fun description that my old Metro was nothing more than a s:censored:y motorcycle with a hard candy shell....:lol:

Crosshair
08-30-2006, 10:47 PM
Did it have a big "M" on it???:lol:

pbmods
08-30-2006, 11:34 PM
Did it have a big "M" on it???:lol:

No. It had a big 'S' on the roof, and another big 'S' on each of the doors. That way, whenever people saw it, they'd say...

"Hey, look at that 'S' car go!"

Ratha
08-31-2006, 11:12 AM
"Hey, look at that 'S' car go!"


That was bad. :lol:

Becks
08-31-2006, 05:02 PM
Ah, the Metro...the only car I know of, that can be carried home if it breaks down :lol:

We'd always ask her why she bothered looking for parking spaces...it could be carried with us into the store/restaurant/apartment. :lol:

On another note, we'd mention frequently that we really should get a big wind up key and attach it to the Metro. Lots of laughs.

protege
08-31-2006, 05:36 PM
On another note, we'd mention frequently that we really should get a big wind up key and attach it to the Metro. Lots of laughs.

Something like this? http://www.windupkey.com/models.htm

Some years back, there was a customized VW Beetle in Hot Rod magazine with a huge windup key on it! This particular car used a VW bodyshell over a custom-built chassis...with a Chevy V8 in the nose :eek: One thing I liked about that car, is that it looked 'stock' except for the larger rear tires.

Becks
08-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Something like this? http://www.windupkey.com/models.htm

Exactly. :D

technical.angel
08-31-2006, 07:07 PM
Sniffle, sniffle.

I miss my little Geo. It was blue.

I got it up to about 100mph going down the big scary hill.

Totally screwed up my speed-o-meter with that stunt.

Jenni :angel:

Slave to the Phone
09-01-2006, 12:11 AM
I love pulling up next to those SUV at the pump. I'll say loudly, "Dang, 6 bucks to fill up my empty tank."

hehehe! I do the same thing :devil:

When gas spiked last month, we paid over $10.00 to fill hub's Ultra Glide :eek: I was a little surprised and said to the clerk "Wow, I can remember when...wait, you don't want to hear this." She smiled sadly and said "I can remember those days, too."

lordlundar
09-01-2006, 01:25 AM
Sniffle, sniffle.

I miss my little Geo. It was blue.

I got it up to about 100mph going down the big scary hill.

Totally screwed up my speed-o-meter with that stunt.

Jenni :angel:

:eek: Wow. Do they even go that fast and stay assembled?

I would think anything over 60 would cause it to shake itself apart on the wind friction.:lol:

technical.angel
09-01-2006, 01:50 AM
:eek: Wow. Do they even go that fast and stay assembled?

Barely, just barely.


I would think anything over 60 would cause it to shake itself apart on the wind friction.:lol:

Actually it was anything over 70.

Which screwed me up once I got into the Saturn. Got my first speeding ticket like that. The cop really didn't care my comments, but the car wasn't shaking, how was I to know I was speeding? (going 75 in a 70, going downhill.. grr)

Jenni :angel:

Becks
09-01-2006, 01:56 AM
Which screwed me up once I got into the Saturn. Got my first speeding ticket like that. The cop really didn't care my comments, but the car wasn't shaking, how was I to know I was speeding? (going 75 in a 70, going downhill.. grr)

Jenni :angel:

Wow, what a way to get a ticket. Tell, please, was it the end of the month (don't try to tell me cops don't have quotas, I've heard COPS at least imply otherwise) or a holiday weekend? That's when they're all out.

And what power-mad jerkass gives a ticket for fives miles over going downhill anyway?? :confused:

technical.angel
09-01-2006, 02:23 AM
Labor Day weekend.

Not only did he give me a ticket for it, but he shot over from the other side of the highway to do it!

Jenni :angel:

protege
09-01-2006, 05:23 AM
And what power-mad jerkass gives a ticket for fives miles over going downhill anyway?? :confused:

The cops in my borough, that's who. Because my area has very little crime, they have nothing better to do...since Dunkin' Donuts closed :D