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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?

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 ;-)