I’m sure you’ve all heard stories or seen funny pictures of people driving down the road with the gas pump still attached to their car. I’m sure a few of you don’t believe that’s real…?
Well, I’m here to say that yes, that is real, and yes, IT HAPPENED TO ME!!!! YIKES.
I was on my way to the airport after shooting Rick and Renee’s beautiful wedding in Rye, New York. Had to fill the gas in the rental car before returning it, and also had to go to the bathroom, so I found a gas station where I could kill two birds with one stone. I started pumping, then cruised into the bathroom, took care of business, came back out, hopped in the car and started to pull away. I’d only pushed the gas pedal for a split second before I realized, I never pulled the pump out!!!!!!! And in that split second I slammed on the breaks, but it was too late, as I hit the breaks I heard a light thump. I got out of the car, everyone in the gas station is staring at me (people are wispering, “did that really just happen!!??”)
I think if this would have happened when I was in high-school I’d of probably pee’d in my pants and turned flush red, but since high-school is behind me I just laughed, grabbed the pump and walked it to the guy behind the counter who told me to toss it outside that they smell (obviously I’m not the first guy to do this…) and then told me that’d be an additional $85.
I’m really wishing I’d taken a picture or made a video… but it was just too funny, and I was in a hurry to catch a flight. But, I did find two pictures through google images that show I’m not the only person to ever make this mistake!
Have any of you guys ever done this? Seen it happen? (I also heard that people who have been to drive-in theaters might have had similar experiences with the speaker?)