Fuel Me Once, Shame on You

April 28, 2016

So, I’m at the gas station today.. fueling up.. and did a bit of a double take when I saw this:


I usually choose the cheapest octane gas, the 87 at Shell. But as I was fueling up, I suddenly noticed the 68 octane.. I thought, whoa, when did they get that?

Noticed pretty quickly that it was a button placed upside down.. which I tried, but couldn’t fix. And of course Ms. Goody Two Shoes had to go in and tell somebody.

The guy, Senik I think his name was, came out and, when he saw the pump labels, laughed… said some Shell people had just been by the station to fix some goofy pumps and replace a few worn panels. They obviously boo boo’d on this one. He was so glad I pointed it out.

Oh, the pleasure’s all mine.

We won’t get fueled again.


In yesterday’s news: So, that game yesterday? The one I thought might be rained out? Well, it wasn’t. We got a full seven innings in under a dramatic blue sky with enormous white thunderheads looming. Well..not exactly a FULL seven because Daniel hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 7th with three guys on, including Peter who was pinch running for Hunter who’d gotten a nice single up the middle, Griffen, who’d also managed a nice grounder through the 5-6 hole, and Gibson, whom their pitcher had intentionally walked. We were down 1-0, with one out, and it looked like we might suffer our second loss to Elk Grove, but Daniel, who was behind 1-2 in the count–making things look very grim, indeed–ripped an absolutely gorgeous line drive down the left field line to bring Peter in (tying run) and Griffin (winning run), at which point pandemonium broke out and a giant dog pile ensued. And, announcer Peter Fuqua was quick on the PA system and queued up Daniel’s walk-up song–Hendrix’s Purple Haze–and, well, it was just an incredible moment following an incredibly well-played, and particularly well-pitched, game, and especially sweet after losing to that mean Thundering Herd on Monday (14-1.. did I mention? Probably not, it was so awful). Anyway, a great game, and lovely Peter got to play even a small role. And we were all SO glad the storm eked past us because this game was So. Much. Fun.


And, in case you wanna sing more of that Who song:

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
No, no!



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