2.19.2010

Gas

This is Abby...


She is...

Compassionate
Kind
Thrifty
Shy
Well Liked
Gentle
Caring
Active
Has the cutest freckles ever
 a shortie
Has a heart of gold
a people pleaser
Grapes are her fruit of choice
and I am considering adding a lil dingy to the list!

My Abby girl calls me yesterday from the gas station to tell me the gas wasn't coming out of the hose

Abby: Mom the gas isn't coming out, I push the yellow 87 button right?

Me: Yes Abs push the yellow 87 button and the gas will start

Abby: Mom it won't push

Me: did you prepay?

Abby: yes

Me: then you need to go back to the window and tell them the pump isn't coming on

Abby: MOMMMMM then they will know I don't know how to pump gas

Me: ABBY...srsly! Just push the freaking button

Abby: ummm mom I'm NOT at Murphy

Me: takes a deep breath...where are you?

Abby: Quick trip

Me: #@*&^%$@(&!!!!  then slide the little button UP where you removed the hose

Abby: OH that worked...dad never told me I had to slide anything

Me: Abby?

Abby: Yes?

Me: Is the yellow 87 'button' just a 'sticker'

Abby: Ummmm yes mom....

I guess I should be grateful she didn't put diesel in her gas tank. I typically get my gas at murphy where you just push a button, Eric typically gets gas at QT where there is a 'slider'. We both showed her how to gas up at 2 different stations, thinking this was a good thing...apparently we just confused her more...

My confession for today: I am SO ready for Spring...how bout you?

Friday Follow



64 comments:

  1. She obviously was just having a blonde moment! Cut the girl some slack!

    Signed,

    A blonde who always had trouble at the pump the first year she was driving

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  2. Oh that makes me laugh! Your mention of putting diesel into the car? I almost did that last week! Thank GOODNESS the nozzle is bigger on the diesel pump or Lord knows what damage I would have done to the car. I stood there trying to jam it in before I realized it was wrong!

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  3. I have a 21 yo biomedical engineer who regularly calls me for stupid advice. And an 18 yo computer geek who does, too. They're not stupid, they're just life-challenged.

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  4. LMAO!! I LOVE IT!! Maybe it's a good thing she is all of the things above! ;)

    and ... YES! Way ready!

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  5. The fun of teaching kids how to do stuff. She'll have her own soon enough. I think of some the things I had to learn. Embarrassing then, funny now.

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  6. hahahahhahahaha. i laughed a lot. so something i would do.

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  7. Too funny- at least she's gassing up I guess.

    Stopping by from FF to say hello.
    http://harrietandfriends.com

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  8. LOL When my daughter learned to drive we taught her how to do the gas, how to change the oil and how to change a tire. She'll catch on. Hope she doesn't stop by one where you have to push the button AND lift up the slider - I have! lol Decided to do FF when I seen you and Blue Violet doing it. Have a great day!!

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  9. Thanks for the laugh. That was so funny.

    Thank you for coming by and following. I am your new follower and looking forward to more posts.

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  10. That's hilarious. How beautiful is she though? My gosh....you make good babies!

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  11. OMG! I love Abby already!!!! That CRACKS me up!!!!
    And yes....spring COME ON!!! I want to see some GREEN!!!

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  12. this happened to me when i first started driving, i mean really, no one tells you how to pump gas! haha.

    but pleeeease tell her no talking on the cell outside the pump, that scares me when i see people doing this, i've heard on the news about people starting fires that way/blowing up cars!

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  13. too funny! Gas pumping can be confusing. Happy Friday Follow, thank you for following me and I am now following you
    Have a great Friday Follow and love reading your blog!

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  14. Very funny - and very sweet.

    Love to you
    kelly
    http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

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  15. Ha, too funny!

    I'm following you back! Nice to meet you :-)

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  16. As long as she's a careful driver, it will all work out.

    Secretia

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  17. Made me laugh! I can only see my girl doing this in about 6 years!

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  18. You gotta love them! This was great.

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  19. She is absolutely precious. Too, too funny!

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  20. I hate to admit it, but I've done that. More than once. Yup.

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  21. Silly girl, I didn't know how to pump my own gas till I was 19

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  22. I'm soooo ready for Spring and Summer! Thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you!!

    Hugs!!

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  23. Hahaha, hilarious story! I can't wait til Spring either! Your newst Friday Follower! http://outnumbered3-1.com

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  24. You tell Miss Abby that she just needs to find a sweet husband to pump her gas for her. Mine started when I was VERY pregnant with Finnegan and I think I have only had to do it myself a handful of times since then.

    That Abby just cracks me up!

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  25. Oh how funny! The things we have to learn as we grow older. I remember when I had to learn how to pump gas. Wasn't impressed-liked it better when the guy from the station did it for me.

    Have a good weekend.

    Melinda

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  26. Following you from the Friday Follow!

    http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com

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  27. I wish all the pumps were the same!

    Yes, please bring spring. I hear it's going to get cold again!

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  28. Haha! Funny.
    My favorite part about this post is in my sidebar where it has your blog name it says "GAS" and has a picture of Abby Smiling.

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  29. I ♥ hearts, too!! I do a post called "I ♥ My Mailman"!!

    Visiting from "Friday Follow"! I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

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  30. LOL, at least she called to ask! We have a son who is constantly running out of gas and needing a lift, because heaven forbid he put gas in his car.
    New Friday follower.

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  31. I can relate to your daughter's situation. O had never pumped gas until I lost my husband. I made a much bigger mess than she. I just learned this week how to hold that thing down and the gas goes by itself while you can get back into the car. You are never too old to learn,

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  32. LOL
    Hey, we all have to learn.
    And I'm totally impressed by the way you talked her through it.

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  33. Stopping by from Friday Follow to say Hi!
    I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!
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  34. LOL... Having two teenage daughters I feel your pian... ahhh... the stories we could share!

    I dropped by from Friday Follow... It's nice to meet you... I'm your newest follower!

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  35. Hysterical! I can totally see my daughter doing that in another 10 years. Gives me something to look forward too. Following you from FF.

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  36. Having raise two daughters who are total opposites, I understand, Georgie. I understand.

    You have some beauties though!!!

    You guys have a great weekend.

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  37. Hi There! I am participating in my first Friday Follow. I have a brand new blog-I hope you can visit! I now follow and subscribe! Thanks!
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  38. Awww, she is so cute. It reminds me of when my youngest started driving and would ask me to go with her to pump gas. I'd sit in the car just in case "it didn't work" too and then we'd head home. Those were the days!!!!

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  40. Hi,

    I'm a new follower From Friday Follow

    Hope you have a great weekend

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  41. I'm just not sure Abby is ready to drive. I'm pretty sure that if I asked Mikayla (12) to pump my gas she'd figure out how to do it. ROFLMAO!!!!

    JUstine :o )

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  42. Hi! Im late but Im following!

    I LOVE the title of your blog...I can TOTALLY relate!

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  43. Happy Saturday!! I am a Friday Follow running late!!!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

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  44. That made me giggle! I am so ready for spring also!

    I'm following you from Friday Follow!
    Heather
    http://www.ratherbechangingdiapers.com/

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  45. I found you through friday follow
    i am now following you
    i look forward to reading your blogs
    have a great weekend!
    cristin @ http://cristiniscouponcrazy.blogspot.com

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  46. Thanks for following me from FF, I am following you!

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  47. I hate getting gas! Why do they all have to be different? They should all be the same. lol

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  48. Yep, should be some standardization at gas pumps on ALL ATM card sliders!

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  49. Well, at least you can't say that your life is dull :) Thanks for following me, I'm now following you! Can't wait to read more.

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  50. ha - that's adorable!!
    I made a point to show my son a while back, I made him watch me do it a few times while travelling because we don't have to pump our own in our state (we're not allowed actually) and I wanted to make sure he had an idea of how to do it, just in case.
    There's so many things we have to teach our kids!!! It's hard!!

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  51. Following from Friday Follow!! Have a great day:)

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  52. LOL I was laughing so hard.

    Hi there! Thanks for joining the Blog Hop. I'm following you now. Love your blog. I'll be back later to read more.

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  53. OMG! That is hilarious...I'm still laughing!

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  54. What a classic conversation!

    And, yes. I'm very much ready for spring!!

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  55. Hi,
    I'm returning the Friday Follow favor -
    Thanks for following me.
    dawn hild
    http://meandcraig.blogspot.com
    (And oh my goodness hubby and I are totally ready for spring. He works for our city street department and has put in WAY to much overtime this winter, pushing snow out of the streets.)

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  56. That's funny!
    I am a new follower and look forward to hearing more from you!
    Love to have you stop by:
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  57. Hi,
    (Me again!)
    I'm still returning the Friday Follow favors -
    Thanks for following my second blog, too...
    dawn hild
    http://iowahippiechick.blogspot.com

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  60. I so had those moments when I first learned to drive.
    I am so over snow!! Give me some warm weather!!

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  61. Okak - I'm DYING laughing because I have an "Abby" of my own - she called me from college yesterday to ask me how long it would take to make lasagna...finally she interrupted me and said "WAIT mom, I'm not making it from scratch, I'm talking about Stouffers". I said, "Honey, how long does the back of the box say?" to which there was a long pause....

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  62. This is really funny. At least she didn't drive away with the nozzle still in her car, like someone I know....not me, of course!

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