Thursday, July 29, 2010
( 11:16 PM ) teahouse
Yes, I've been missing for a while.
That's what having out of town guests will do to you!
Some good friends came to visit last week, and we had fun taking them around the City.
Over the weekend we drove them upstate to enjoy some mountains and trees and other lovely things that are hard to find in the concrete jungle.
Heading home, we encountered a dilemma: the car was almost out of gas, and we had to pick which gas station to stop at.
This turned out to be a huge dilemma!
We couldn't go to BP because, of course, they caused that horrendous oil spill on the Gulf Coast.
We couldn't go to Exxon because I swore I'd never give them my money again, after that time two years ago I put diesel gas into my tank based on a badly-marked gas pump, and had to have my entire catalytic converter replaced at great cost.
We couldn't go to Shell because the last time I went there, the attendant left the gas pump stuck in my car but told me I was good to go, and I drove off not realizing it, and the gas pump flew out and dented my car.
We couldn't go to Lukoil because we have sworn off supporting a corrupt Russian oligarchy.
We couldn't go to Texaco because the last time I went there, the stupid teenager who took my credit card thought it would be cute to balance it on my windshield, and it fell down between the glass and the door, so now I have a credit card permanently buried inside my car door, with no way of getting it out without dismantling the door entirely.
We couldn't go to Citgo because we don't want to add to the coffers of Hugo Chavez, the very scary and dangerous president of Venezuela.
Yeah, it was a Hobson's Choice. #
The closest gas station to me now is BP and I feel a tinge of guilt every time I fill up my gas tank!
Yeah, I thought that as well, but then one of my friends told me that BP is actually quite good, since they don't get any of their oil from the Middle East...dilemmas, dilemmas.
I am sorry you are having
Uh oh - you're not becoming one of those crotchety old people who has a vendetta against everyone for wronging you in some way, are you?
By 6:58 AM, at
Yeah, we went with Shell and just made sure the guy took the pump out and closed the gas cap after he finished.
The Texaco and Shell incidents have nothing to do with the oil companies -- just stupid NJ-ers. Maybe you should just boycott NJ, IMHO. :)
lol... at least you have plenty of choices over which to have this dilemma.
whoa. remind me not to ask you to take me to a gas station