Thursday, November 15, 2007

Almost a Tad Award

ALMOST

The other day I was pulling into a gas station to get gas. Ok, this is how the pumps were laid out:

X X X

X X XY

Each pump had a nozzle, or whatever it's called, on each side. I was going to pull into the blue one, on the far side, but someone was backing up and thought they were backing their car up to that pump. So, I stopped at the orange pump. I am represented by the black Y. I get out of my car and I'm fiddling with my purse trying to find my gas card when I notice this car behind my Yukon. I thought this old lady was gonna hit me. Then I realized she thought I was leaving. I waved her around so she would know I had just got there and I went to get the thingy to pump my gas. Then I noticed the car that had been backing up actually didn't go to the blue pump. Oh well, the lady had P L E N T Y of room to go around and pull into the blue pump. I'm positive 2 of my big ole Yukons could have fit. Well, this old lady was mad. She backed up like 3 or 4 times and would try to turn her wheels to go around my car. I seriously don't know what the problem was. I finally walked around the back of my car to see if I really was taking up so much space. The whole time she's all bitchin' at me behind her wheel. When I got to the back of my car I saw how much space she had and I said, "You can go. You're clear...." and she whipped around my car and said something rude out the window and nearly side-swiped me in the process. I was thinking "You are sooooo lucky you're old & senile, lady!!"

Anyway... It doesn't end here. She pulls in front of me and then backs up to within a few inches of my bumper (Fender? What's it called in the front?) Anyway... she backs way the heck up and nearly hits my car!! It was so obvious she was doing it to be a butt because she had to yank and pull the gas pump WAY hard to get it all the way back to her tank- she was so far away from the pump. It was hilarious. :D And the whole time she's mumbling about me not leaving her any room, blah, blah blah. And right in the middle of her bitchin' a BIG truck, like a "Hi! I am a manly cowboy man driving my huge truck that requires a small step ladder to get into..." BIG truck drove around the same side of my car as she had had so much "trouble" getting around! It was classic. I just smiled at her, got in my car and drove away as she stood there looking like an idiot. I would give her a Tad Award, but since she was old and obviously grumpy and probably lonely and hasn't had $ex in years.... I'll let her off with a warning.

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21 comments:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Wow, you run into the dumbest people! You are very compassionate to let her off with a warning. Kudos for keeping your cool!

Eric's Mommy said...

That was great! Glad it's not just me who always seems to have encounters like that.

omar said...

I'd have presented her the Tad award anyway. I'm going to start calling you "Tori the Merciful."

Dana said...

I always say that lack of $ex is a good excuse for old womens crabbiness.

There are really only two places that I experience road rage and that is in the carpool lane at school and the gas station. It always infurates me when someone doesn't pull up enough when there are two sets of pumps (like XX XX) and they stop right in the middle of them so that no one can pull in behind them to the other pump.

Nancy Face said...

Sorry you had to go through all that garbage...but it sure made a funny post! :D

Yvonne said...

You make it seem so funny--sorry, I probably shouldn't be laughing!!!

annie said...

Hey girl! I just logged in to blogines and saw 28 posts for you! WOW. PPP is one by one declining and then approving my posts. But, the good thing is they are eventually approving them :o)!
Hope you have a great holiday.

No Cool Story said...

You know what I love? I love karma working the magical magic! :D

"Hi! I am a manly cowboy man driving my huge truck that requires a small step ladder to get into..."
Bwahahahaha!

Chel said...

That was generous of you! I love the excuses why she only gets a warning. It's fun to make lame people look like idiots! ha!
I love the tad awards!

Chrissy said...

It's nice that your making excuses for her bad behavior. What a nasty woman, but you can look on the bright side and think about what it must be like for her to be around her miserable self all day every day!

NOBODY said...

Holy crap you are funny.

Kayelyn said...

You have the best descriptions for what happens. This whole time I am thinking mean thoughts about the old people who drive 1/2 the freakin' speed limit! I try to think that they are somebody's grandpa or grandma but then I realize that mine shouldn't be driving either!

I know. I am struggling with ageism:(

PJ said...

It could be worse, we could live in FL like my SIL! Te,he,he.

Very gracious of you NOT to give her the Tad Award, good lady you are:)

Sketchy said...

Well I was going to say I would have totally ranked on her and who cares if she's an old, grumpy, lonely woman. And then you got me on the $ex thing. OK lady you get a pass this time.

utmommy said...

She should've been given a tad award, but I guess if she was old and senile and hadn't had $ex in years she deserves a break. I guess.

Lauren said...

What does dollar-sign "ex" mean? Does it mean you had an ex that was rich? hmmm...either way, if you won't give her an award...I will!

;)

Amanda said...

You are nice to let her off with just a warning! I'm sure her problem is definitely the lack of $ex!

Jenny said...

I wouldn't let her off on the old and senile excuse, but lack of sex would be a good reason for crankiness.

If you've ever really watched old people drive, they do that whole swing-way-to-the-right-before-you-turn-left thing because of driving back in the day without power steering. They also act like they are still driving a 30-foot long Oldsmobile. Seems to be part of the reason they think they need 18 car lengths to maneuver their vehicles.

And then comes the cowboy who drives his big ol' truck like a compact car. My hubby's the same way. :o)

Suzanne said...

Old people that can no longer drive shouldn't be driving. It's a hazard to everyone around them. Period.

Ashley said...

Okay, bloglines is not a good thing for me, cause I don't comment as much! I say give the old lady a Tad. If they are crabby and mean, I think they use use the "I'm old card" way too much. Wow! That sounded really mean. I just think they are like kids they know how to be nice, but they just sometimes aren't.

wendy said...

so Ha!

How rude.

Totally.

But I don't want to have to think about her and her un-sexy life. K? That's just creepy!