Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Brilliant as a boulder

Ok, so I feel stupid.

How in the world did I get to the age of 35 and not know this until today? 

On the way back to the airport today, we needed to stop and fill up the rental car with fuel. Nice-guy-except-when-drunk happened to have the thankless task of driving the four of us around this time. When he pulled up to the gas station, he asked the dashboard, "Let's see, which side is the gas tank on.....oh, the right".

"How did you know that without getting out and looking?" I asked, completely shocked.

(insert sound of crickets)

With a sigh, and a tone that clearly spelled out exactly what he thought of silly women drivers, nice-guy-except-when-drunk said "Because of the arrow next to the little gastank light." (huge pause) "Of course."

Ok, so I travel more than most people. And I rent a lot of cars. Hell, I've owned a lot of cars. And you better believe that one of the first things I did when I got back to Maui and climbed into my own car was to check my dashboard. 

How did I never notice that fricken arrow before?  Yeah.....feeling rather dim witted right now....


Smocha said...

Holy crap! I never knew that either ...and I'm a tad older than you. Oh the shame.

BTW, Love your blog and left you an award over at my place :)

Brooke said...

You're not alone, Corie! This was only something that I recently discovered, and quite by accident. In fact, I'm still not accustomed to looking at the dashboard, I still peek out my window to see if I can see the little door. :)

Corie said...

Hahaa!!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one!
When I think about all of the times I've leaned out the window trying to spot the little gas tank door.....I'm sure station attendants over the years have had a good laugh at me many a time.