Friday, April 26, 2013

T-25 : Clicky Gas

When I stopped to get gas tonight there was something seemingly wrong with the pump nozzle.  When I tried to notch it into place it would run for a split-second then click off.  It was frustrating.  I ended up having to hold it by hand with slightly less pressure than would have allowed me to click it into the first notch.  Then I got to thinking how dependent I've become on this luxury.  Unless I'm mistaken, I remember the days back in the 1970s before the notch was created that I'd have to hold the nozzle until I heard the tank getting full; kind of like a reverse-Doppler effect.  When the notch was created it was fantastic!  Am I dreaming?  Or did this really happen?  Someone restore my sanity.
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