My Dirty Little Secret

I tried to be a woman of the world, and did a pretty good job of it; but, the awful truth was I did not know how to put gas in my car so before I could go anywhere I had to send the husband to the gas station with MY car. And this he did.

To rectify this short coming, I stated watching YouTube videos on ‘how to pump gas’, and learned some rather interesting trivia in the process. You never have to guess which side of the car your gas tank is on because there is a little arrow in the gas gage pointing to the side of the car corresponding to the tank, you take the gas cap off with two clicks and put it back on with three clicks, and in the State of Oregon it is illegal for any private citizen to touch the gas pumps and all the stations have attendants to pump the petrol.

After two days of viewing YouTube, I hauled the husband to the car and drove him to the gas station so he could watch me pump gas to make sure I did it correctly. The next day, I repeated the same procedure with the other car. I would do it again, but I’m fresh out of vehicles and the ones we have are full to the point of overflowing. He says there will be no more gas purchases this week because gas is at an all time high due to the hurricane in Texas, but I don’t know how that caused the gas price in Illinois to spiral upwards but it did.

I am currently watching basic auto maintenance videos but I don’t like getting grease on my hands so I am uncertain if I will try to check the oil or not. I still my not be a woman of the world, but at least I can get gas in the car and travel from one gas station to the next.

Such is life on the prairie.

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2 thoughts on “My Dirty Little Secret

  1. You did exactly the right thing. Well done! 🙂

    Here I sit, divorced and on my own. I’m very un-technical, and need my printer set up. I can wait for one of my kids to do it for me, but that puts me at their mercy. I don’t like that, and they get tired of me asking. My alternatives are to keep whining to anyone who’ll listen or figure it out on my own.

    So far, no luck on my own…

    It really is the little things, isn’t it.

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    • Lisa: Know the feeling. I’m not divorced, but I am retired and determined to figure out things for myself. I just recently discovered that almost anything you want to do has a YouTube video. They are really helpful.

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