Remind me to buy a Lotto ticket

About a year ago, the gas gauge on my 13-year-old car decided that it was tired of telling me how much fuel was in the tank. So, on my way to work this morning, I thought that I might want to stop at one of the three 7-11’s along the route.

Ya know how you just sorta get in the car and sleep-drive yourself to and from work? Um, yeah…

So, about a quarter-way between the 1st and 2nd gas stations, I got that sinking feeling that I was about to have a traffic incident. The car sputtered, and I begged it to let me do a u-turn and make it back to the 7-11.

Well, I got the u-turn out of it, but that was about it. I tried to pull over to the left side of the road just as a wide-load tractor trailer came barreling up behind me with a huge dump truck on its right giving it no place to move over. I gritted my teeth and prepared for the earth-shattering ka-boom. I survived the encounter by the barest of whiskers and got out to start pushing the car off the road.

Within 2 minutes, a pickup truck pulled up behind me, and a guy got out and asked what was wrong. When I told him, he said, “Hey! I got fuel.” Then, he hauled out a plastic gas can and filled me up with enough to make it to the store.

Totally cool, no?

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8 Responses to Remind me to buy a Lotto ticket

  1. shelley ju says:

    Obviously all that monkeying around this summer has given you a direct line to somebody in charge. Lotto ticket or whatever else it is that makes you feel lucky, I say go for it, and I’m glad you’re all in one piece!

  2. Buzz says:

    You’ve always been kind to others, sol, and you know that what goes around comes around. Or is that what comes around goes around? Well, either way, it’s a good feeling story. I’m glad things worked out for you. 🙂

  3. Tim Wilson says:

    Sweet. Congrats!

  4. Ric The Schmuck says:

    We should all have such good fortune.

    Of course, you probably have a bit of karma working in your favor, so I guess I’m not terribly surprised. Even if it did happen in Florida. 🙂

  5. bran says:

    i am relieved beyond measure that you did not die.

    very nice of that there Samaritan, it was.

  6. geeky says:

    must have been your lucky day! well, except for the running out of gas and almost dying part.

  7. Brian says:

    But what about the earth-shattering kaboom?

    There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

  8. Linkmeister says:

    Birthday present a day early, huh?

    Happy returns in all senses, Solly!

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