Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TMI Tuesday #23- "I don't want to die!!!"

TMI: "Am I the last person on the planet to know this?"-Edition

The other day I was riding with my friend home from a little get together. 
She needed to fuel up that car, right-stat-now. 

It was serious....

So we pulled in.
It was late.
We were chatting. 
It was freezing.

She puts the car in park. 
Unbuckles and starts getting out. 
The car is still on. 
I sort of panic, not sure if I should be bossy and intrusive....
But I really didn't want to blow up and die.
Because that's what happens when you leave the car on and get gas, right????

"Hey, uh, are you going to turn the car off?" 
Chuckle Chuckle in a nervous please-don't-think-I'm-annoying-fashion.

"UUUUUGGGHHHH! You're one on THOSE!"
she replies in a perfectly acceptable sarcastic tone. 
And she turns off the car and hops out. 

Still not sure if she was serious or not, I pushed it a little further. 

"So, uh, do you usually leave the car on when you get gas?"

"Yes! Of course, all the time." 


"Uh, yeah, don't you??"

"No, I don't want to die!"

"Well I don't want to freeze to death waiting for the gas. And It's totally fine to leave the car on."

Huh??? I never, ever met anyone who did this!!!

So my question to you?
Please vote below because I am suuuuuper curious if I am the last person to learn you can leave your car ON while getting gas. 
Been too chicken to try though....
Give us a vote!!!


Leave me ON? Or a big turn OFF?
Do you leave the car running while filling up at the pump??
OFF! I don't want to explode the entire city block!91.8%56

Ain't nobody got time to turn off the car! I leave it ON8.2%5

total votes: 61

Um... TMI!!!



  1. I (mindlessly, seriously, could have sworn I had turned it off type thing) left the car on while filling up then had heart failure when I realized what I had done. Jericho thought my freak out was hilarious. Apparently I'm training to be a stunt lady.....

  2. It's more dangerous to get in and out of your car as the static electricity can spark the fumes.


  3. hilarious. so when i die because i blew up then make my funeral a fun-eral. i want a party!