Always keep your feet on the pavement while you're pumping gas, kids. All it takes is a small static shock while you're not grounded to potentially die in one of the most horrible ways possible.
See? All those stickers saying DONT FILL UP YOUR GAS CANS IN THE BED OF A PICKUP STUPID aren't lying
Dudes from San Antonio are utterly FLAGRANT about disregarding the warnings on gaspumps. I can not explain why because I do not know.
Yeah, San Antonio is not the typical Texas city. Most of those things don't apply. So you are all racist bigots. I hope you're ashamed of yourselves!
|Jeff Fries |
And stop, drop, and roll continues to fail
I'm just surprised that anyone actually tried to help, and that one of them knew how to help effectively.
Most people around my way would just whip out their cell phones and video you as you barbecue.
|Binro the Heretic |
The cellphone myth was thoroughly busted. This fire started because the dude tried to fill plastic containers without grounding them.
Anyway, my gas station story:
I was filling my vehicle when I heard the sound of liquid splashing. I looked over to see a pair of college-aged guys at another pump chatting with each other. One was pumping, oblivious to the fact gas was pouring out of the car and spilling around his feet. The other was propped against the pump, having a smoke.
It took me a few minutes to get their attention, but the guy doing the pumping finally realized what was going on. He hung the pump back up and went in to pay while his companion milled around the pump, puffing on his cigarette.
"You should probably put that out," I told him. He took a last puff then DROPPED THE CIGARETTE ON THE GROUND LESS THAN A YARD AWAY FROM THE PUDDLE OF GASOLINE. He casually ground the cigarette out with the toe of his shoe. He looked at the puddle, looked at the cigarette then looked up at me.
"Oh, shit!" he said, "Guess I shouldn't have done that, huh?"
Then he laughed like Butthead from "Beavis & Butthead."
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