Sunday 12 August 2018

isn't that special

Well isn't that special.


So the peep, bein' a peep, forgot to gas up the car on Friday.

Now normally, her doin' that wouldn't bother me one bit as in general, I'm not a big fan of the car.  The car takes you places.  Places YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO.  You know, like the doctors and such.

But I digress.  Back to the lack of gas in the car.

So as I was sayin', the peep forgettin' to get gas normally wouldn't bother me, but as I was in need of a few things at the store (things like nip, nip, and more nip), the lack of gas was VERY BOTHERSOME, indeed.


Now for most peeps, not gassin' up on a Friday isn't a big problem, but for my peep - my peep who does not know how to put gas in a car - it is.


So bright and early Saturday mornin', right after the peep gave me my breakkies, I reminded her how she forgot to get gas the day before.  That's when she called her gas station of choice.

"Is the full service pump open on Saturdays?" the peep asked.

"I'm afraid not."

"CUR-SED MOUSES!" I cried.

The peep, bein' a peep, went all quiet.

"But I'll pump your gas for you anyway," the gas station attendant continued.

I bet 'cause he heard me cursin' those mouses.

"Just pull up to the full service pump, and honk the horn if I don't see you right away."

I sat back on my haunches and looked up at the peep.  "Awww...  Isn't that nice of him?" I said.

Then I thought about the situation.

He could have been bein' nice.  The peep says the peeps workin' at that gas station are very nice peeps, indeed.

But on the other paw, it might have been more 'bout self-preservation.

You know, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they've got warnin' notices up on ALL the walls of the gas station.  DO NOT ALLOW THAT PEEP #1 ACCESS TO THE SELF-SERVE PUMPS, is what those notices must say.

Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me one bit.

You see, not only does Peep #1 not know how to pump her own gas, but she shouldn't be ALLOWED to pump gas, either.  Lettin' my peep loose with stuff like that is just ASKIN' for trouble, for sure.


It's not that she's accident prone, or anythin' like that.

It's more because she's old and decrepit.

What?  What's that, Peepers?  What's that you're babblin' on about now?

You're not decrepit, you say?



Are you SURE?


You'll note she's not squabblin' about bein' called old.


But seriously, my friends, if Peep #1 were to attempt to pump her own gas...

The world would never again be the same.


Hmmm...  I wonder if gas stations charge for the gas that incompetent old decrepit peeps accidentally spill and splash all over the ground.

I wonder if gas stations charge incompetent old decrepit peeps to CLEAN UP the gas they accidentally spill and splash all over the ground.


What?  What's that, Peepers?  What's that you're babblin' on about now?

Yeah, yeah...  You're not decrepit.

Oh so you claim...

And how are we with the word, INCOMPETENT?

Don't like that one either, huh?

Then how would you describe yourself?

No answer, huh?

Hmmm...  Would you say you were, basic-skills-that-everyone-ELSE-in-the-whole-wide-world-and-even-their-DOGS-know-how-to-do challenged?

I think I would.



  1. Appawently our mom bean doesn't pump her own gas either Seville. She can, but won't because she figures it gives a young person work and she hates getting the smell of gasoline on her hands... She too, is old and decrepit or at least challenged when it comes to pumping gas.

    Hope you got your nip!

  2. Ummm, In Oregon we are not allowed to pump our own gas so when we go traveling by car to other states almost all of our peeps have to ask for help as we are lost! My peeps included! They should put up instructions for the gas pump impaired! Maybe that would help your peeps as well as mine!

  3. Someone needs to open a Nip Delivery Service just for emergencies like this one!

  4. Wow, there is NO such thing as a full serve gas station where we live! Your human would have to take Uber everywhere. Um... does she know how to take Uber?

  5. Seville, I do believe you are a little too hard on your peep at times.

    I guess the summer heat must be getting to you!

  6. Yikes, no nip is definitely a panic situation! What I'd do is get Mrs H to take me on the bicycle, that would be far more fun and less explosive MOL
    Toodle pips and purrs

  7. It was very good of the attendant to say he would do it for the peeps, but surely she is not as bad as you tell us! In the UK they have all been self service for a very long time, sometime in the early 1980s. The attendants became less common from the mid 70s until then.

  8. Glad to know I am not the only one who can't pump gas. There are very few full serve stations near me so if my hubby isn't with me, I will go miles out of my way to find one. I have joked about moving to New Jersey where it is illegal to pump your own gas.

  9. Thanks for the wonderful share. We always love reading about the fun and not so fun times you are always having. Now with mom forgetting to gas up the car. That was not a fun time. You need your nip and treats at full stock at all times. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

  10. I think you are your momma's best critique, Severs. If you ask me, peeps use too much gas and make too much of their own! Tee hee hee. Winks.


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