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The World Is a Dangerous Place


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I went to class last night and as I was driving there, the light came on to signal low tire pressure. So, on the way home I stopped at the corner gas station to get air. Self-serve, of course.

The pair machine is to the side of the lot and not not well-lit. They recently installed a bottled water shelf next to the air, and a handicapped parking place in front of the water. After putting air in the passenger side, I was coming around the car to do the driver's side and fell over the berm at the front of the handicapped place. Ow! Fell full out on both knees into some spilled water.
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I really didn't see the berm in the dark--it's painted blue like the stripes and doesn't contrast with the asphalt. Maybe third time is a charm. I've got to stop falling down or I'll be in the handicapped parking! I wasn't hurt badly: just bruised and slightly skinned knees and one hand. Next time I'll try to find a full-serve station for this.
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LOOKINGUP2012 12/13/2012 7:43AM

    I tripped over a very small berm between a driveway and alley last spring while going around some empty garbage cans at a good pace. Hoppled for days. Feeling for your poor knees : ( Hope the class was great!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/12/2012 7:34PM

    I too have noticed that they seem to make the air more inaccessible than ever. I always make sure to go in the day time. Hope you heal quickly!
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OTEN36 12/12/2012 5:19PM

    ugg...that sounds painful
I hope it's out of your system now.
And I agree about reporting it to the gas station. If it was my shop I would want to know right away so no one else gets injured.
Congrad's on the two pound wt loss. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am very happy for you.
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PHEBESS 12/12/2012 3:03PM

    Oh no! I hope you're okay - and yes, let the station know that this is a problem!

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ISHIIGIRL 12/12/2012 2:52PM

    That doesn't sound good. Be safe!

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CATBEFIT 12/12/2012 1:27PM

    OUCH! But lucky it was only skinned knees and bruises -- it's easy to get a break from something like this.

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    emoticon you fell just glad you weren't seriously hurt.....yes, report this to the station as it is a real safety hazard..

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JACKIE542 12/12/2012 11:16AM

    Oh, no! Please be careful! Hope you are ok! Maybe you should carry a flashlight, we have one in our car. emoticon

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PDSLIM 12/12/2012 11:15AM

    Report problem to station

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