Jun 17, 2010

Details.

Let us discuss.

I am a very smart girl. I did great in school, I am fantastic at my job, I am just not good with “details”. I am always late. I could not tell you what church the wedding I am suppose to attend is at, and I have no idea what time we are suppose to leave for the beach on Friday. {Examples obvi.}

So my lack of paying attention to details caught up with my yesterday during my lunch break when I discovered on Alumni Drive, oh… hmm I just ran out of gas. Awesome. This is absolutely NOT the 7th time I have ever done this. It is like 100 degrees and I am near pass out mode because I haven’t eaten or had a diet coke by this point, and my cell phone is about to die. This is just great. Allison, get it together. I luckily have enough juice in the old iphone to call AAA for gas.

Next thing I know I hear “woop woop” and see red and blue lights. Thank GOODNESS Officer Williams was so kind and let me sit in his car with the air conditioning. Mind you I was in the back seat, of the cop car, looking like a complete arrested idiot. But in reality I just needed some AC people! So then finally an hour later, not one, but two AAA trucks come to my rescue. One was the one I called, and the other just happened to be driving by and stopped to help. So it is just me, the cop, and my two AAA men blocking traffic for a little run out of gas situation. I felt like the biggest moron ever.

So in conclusion: I will be filling up my gas tank whenever it gets to half a tank… yep. This is my new rule. Wish me luck.

Geez I need to get it together with the small things in my life!! Please someone else tell me they have done something more ridiculous recently…


13 comments:

CMae said...

LOL you poor girl! Can't say I've ever run out of gas, but I've been pulled over lots (never had a ticket though)I'm notorious for rolling stop signs and getting caught lol. I have triple AAA for fear of getting a flat tire....can't exactly see myself knowing the first thing about changing a tire! :)

leigh ashley said...

haha... okay. i ran out of gas a few months ago. it was awesome. i counted the cars that passed by: 67. only one stopped to ask if i was okay. it took mike 45 mintues to get there with gas. ugh. you are NOT alone!! :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Running out of gas is one of my biggest fears! So glad you had help.. and AC :)

Carolyn @ life, love and puppy prints said...

OMG! I had this same thing happen to me... in rush hour... on a super busy road... at a red light... in the middle lane!! I called the fiance to get me gas, and ALMOST got a ticket from a cop! All while getting honked at, yelled at and flipped off by passing traffic! I forgot to mention it was 100some degrees out and I was late for a dinner! EEK! I know how you feel girl! I am so scatterbrained too! Love the blog! :)

Lauren said...

Btw just found your blog :) It makes me happy! Don't worry too much girl its happened to the best of us! I've driven away with the gas pump still in my car! Just yesterday i couldn't figure out why the redbox wasn't taking my dvd.... I came to the conclusion that it was a blockbuster dvd after 10 minutes and a nice gentleman helping me. Talk about embarrassing!

Kristen said...

When I was 16 i got a brand new car and it "broke down" on me the 2nd week I had the stupid thing! After calling my dad hysterically pissed off he showed up to "fix" the engine aka bringing gas to an empty tank. And I am NOT an idiot, Im actually pretty smart if I might say so myself but Im bad with details too! I never even noticed the LOW FUEL light that my dad swears had to be on for at least 30 minutes!Live and learn LUCKY or me it hasnt happened since!

Have a great weekend!!!

Whitney said...

I'm surprised this hasn't happened to me yet. I always let it go past the empty mark, and I still drive on it...thinking I can get a couple of more miles out of it.

I've done stuff like that before. One time I was some friends and we were going to the ATM to get some cash. I put my credit card in the ATM (I thought it was my debit card), and I was wondering why it wouldn't accept my pin and give me money. After about 10 tries, I realized I had the wrong card. I was so embarrassed!

Paige said...

Lol, love your heart!

Erin said...

Shut up! I have totally done something way more idiotic. I wrote about it and it's super long, but I really should teach How to be an Idiot in less than 15 Minutes at the nearest college.

http://sassinsouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2009/11/funny-for-you-look-out-its-long-one.html

Derby City Gal said...

I feel your pain..my clutch went out on my car today so I had to sit on the side of the road and wait for AAA to tow it away and wait for a friend to pick me up..

Stephanie said...

I feel like I was reading my own story. This totally sounds like something I would do! But hey, we're girls...that's my excuse at least!!

Molly said...

Details shmetails, haha! Never ran out of gas, but you know I have done many, many silly things!

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