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From the mixed-up files of Our Heroine Is A Smart Cookie Even When She's A Stupid Cookie, we present Life Tip #467:

If

A) you are stupid enough to forget that Cars Need Gas,

and

B) God is kind enough to let you run out of gas in the parking lot of a supermarket that has a gas station,

but

C) in order to teach you a lesson, neither the gas station, the supermarket, nor the CVS in the same parking lot sells GAS CANS...

then

D) assuming your engine is not bone dry, three bottles of STP liquid gas treatment will work to start it up and get it the 300 feet over to the gas station. Go jet fuel!

The end.

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In other mysteries of the day, I slept from about 3 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding get-up-and-feed-cats-and-pee breaks. So why the hell am I still so sodding tired?

boniblithe

2004-06-27 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)

You'r etired because you overslept. Happens to me all the time. If I get more than 6-8 hours, I'm lost for the next 24.

mpoetess

2004-06-28 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah. Sigh. I've had it happen before, myself. I just wish that there were a "wake me when I'm done" alarm, because *every* time I woke up, whether it was too early or too late, I felt tired and crappy and like going back to bed was the only solution.

journalkitten

2004-06-27 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)

How on earth did you figure the STP thing out? O.o

mpoetess

2004-06-27 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

After walking into Kroger (again, having already done my shopping) and finding no gas cans, then CVS, no gas cans and briefly considering a watering can but no, back to the gas station, no gas cans, I went back into Kroger and said fuck it, I'll buy a bottle of windshield washer fluid and dump it out, as that seems the least likely thing to mix badly with the gas and set my car on fire. Scanned the shelves one last time thinking "well, maybe there's *something* that can go in a gas tank" and saw the gas treatment stuff. Thought what the hell, though I didn't know if it would be enough or if it had enough gasoline-like-substance in the mix to work, and bought 3 bottles along with the wiper fluid. Tried the gas treatment stuff first, as my car was between the Kroger and the gas station, and I'd much rather drive the car in than put the gas in an unapproved container and do extra walking, etc. And lo and behold, it worked.

journalkitten

2004-06-27 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Brava! I don't think the gas station would've let you put gas into the windshielf bottle anyway - not w/o a car to hide behind while you did it.

Even though most of my breakdowns involve over heating, I shall keep that in mind in case gas is an issue. Thanks ;-)

firesweeper

2004-06-28 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)

UH...Thats why I invented the New Foldable CleansItself WaterCan that
turns Water into Gas.
I'd send you one, but I put it in my New Foldable Car and misplaced the car.
Sorry.

firesweeper

2004-06-28 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

I think I remember what happened....I had a new device on the foldable car that turned it into water under stress.
Sorry. Its in the water can.

mpoetess

2004-06-28 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

And then you DRANK it!

firesweeper

2004-06-29 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Almost did drink it.....but remembered that the Water Can turns Water into Gas and I didnt want to take my New Foldable Flammable Tums
that would have released that bloated gassy Floating Expelled Air
System into the Ether.

firesweeper

2004-06-29 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Question to Self: Don't you have something better to do then irritate Mpoetess?
Answer: Can't think of anything offhand.

aHEM

drax

2004-07-02 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

And nowhere in here is the mention of an annoying twit of a roommie who pissed you off by reminding you before she left that the car needed gas.

:)

Re: aHEM

mpoetess

2004-07-02 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, no, I wasn't the reminder. Just that fact that you decided that ASL would be the perfect way to convey the information.... :-P