Sunday, January 25, 2009

$63 tank of gas

Last week was cold. Don't laugh Ohio friends. We even had snow. So on Thursday when temperatures rose to the 50s I decided to get out of the house. I went to wash the car because I knew the boys would love to see a car wash, except I didn't know there was no car wash at the gas station we sometimes go to when Costco's closed. So instead I went to Costco to fill up the gas tank. I hopped out and locked the keys in the car. Crap! I called Zach, no answer. I told the attendant. She called her boss (maybe to laugh at me?). I called Zach, no answer again. I texted him. "Help". No reply. Again. "Locked the boys in the car". No reply. The attendant called a locksmith. I disrupted the Costco gas line for 20 minutes. It reminded me exactly why I like the south. Three people asked me if I needed help. One told me to contact my car insurance and they would reimburse the locksmith fee. At first the boys thought it was kind of fun. I made faces at them to keep them entertained. But of course they were in tears before the ordeal was through. The locksmith came. He unlocked the car in less than a minute. Then charged me $45. What a job. I forgot to ask for a receipt. On our way back home, Zach called to ask if I was ok. "I just spent 63 bucks on a tank of gas." I told him. It was good to get home.

4 comments:

hollylynn said...

when i read $63 for a tank of gas, i thought you were just remembering last fall.

Super Angie said...

So scary!!! I'm with Holly, when I read the title, I thought gas prices must have went back up...

Sawyers Family said...

I stumbled upon your blog! I would have FREEAKED out if that would have been me and my kids! You're much braver than I! Go check out our blog...
sawyersfamilynews.blogspot.com
oh and we need to get together again and let the kids play!

Brittany Collier said...

Nice one. I'm waiting for Cari-Ann to write a post just like this one. She is famous for locking keys in cars.