Running on Empty...

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    ... at 65 MPH :D

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJYRtOPUonA]YouTube - Jackson Browne 1977 Running on Empty[/ame]
     
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    You took what while you were driving???
     
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    Of course. :thup:

    Zoom zoom.

    I've coasted to gas stations before LOL.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuEdU_lrtZk]YouTube - Kramer test drives car on Seinfeld[/ame]
     
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    So about 10 years ago, I'm heading home in my old S-10 at night. Got about an hour drive ahead of me. I noticed I was low on gas and made a mental note to to get $5 worth- enough for the trip (plus that's all I had in my pocket).

    Spotted a liquor store and got me a 6 pack then back on the road forgetting about the gas situation.

    Truck dies on the highway at the base of a hill, so I figured if I pushed it backwards onto a flat gravel driveway and rock the truck I can get enough to the carburator to make it over the hill to the next station.

    Slipped it into neutral, got out, and gave it a push while guiding the steering wheel.
    Sure enough I tripped and fell flat on my back. Looked up just in time to see the open door ready to smack me in the head. Layed flat on my back and thought "wow- that was close".
    Looked to my right and saw the front tire miss my head by inches. "Wow- that was close".
    Stood up in time to watch the truck coasting back down the road, flatten a street marker, and land in the ditch.
     
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    When I was nineteen and driving my dad's, then my brother's and now my '66 Chrysler New Yorker I ran out of gas literally right down the street from the station. I was headed there and the car just died. A cop happened to drive by and I thought 'oh good he can help'. Yeah, right. He said there wasn't anything he could do and left. Asshole. So I walked to the gas station and talked to the cute guy, borrowed something and put some gas in it and headed back to the car. Problem was the car was on an incline and whatever I had put the gas in wasn't cooperating. Half the gas poured down the side of the car but I did get enough in to get the car to the station and fill it up.

    Now? Whenever that dang fuel light comes on I'm convinced that I'm going to run out of gas like NOW and have to go get gas immediately. What a wimp.
     
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    Did ya save the beer???
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    Well, the reply is a bit self-incriminating. Since I'd already disposed of three, I chucked the rest as far into the woods as I could throw them. Flagged down a pickup and the two guys happened to have a chain with them and got me out of the ditch.
     
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    THEN you went and got the beers back, right??

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