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Gasoline shower!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Getting gas today was an experience I'm not likely to forget for a while. Erik wanted to get his growler filled, so I told him he'd have to buy me some gas. On the way home we saw some for $3.24 a gallon, so we pulled around and went in. I put in the credit card, typed in our zip code, pulled out a nozzle realizing I got the wrong one I was putting the nozzle back, but felt that I was getting wet. I looked over to see that the hose burst from the metal on top and I was getting a gasoline shower. The man at the pump yelled quick run and tell them to turn it off-such a gentleman. I did, the manager came out, turned off the pump, gave us $5.00 for my $4.88 shower and told us to pull around to another pump. He did apologize profusely. I did so very cautiously. We got enough gas to last a few days, and I drove home smelling like a gas can. I got into the shower clothes and all, but dropped the hand held shower head and it sprayed the floor. Now, my bathroom floor and I are clean, but I still feel like an open gas can.
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    Yuck! I know how much I hate it when I get the gas smell on my hands from pumping gas. I can't imagine how awful it was for you to be sprayed with the stuff.
    1441 days ago
    Oh my gosh, this could have turned into a real tragedy being bathed in gasoline. I do have to mention at the time I'm sure it was not funny, but reading it I had my Oh my gosh, and then it made me smile. All of our mishaps seem to do that.
    1449 days ago
    Oh my!! That's horrible! I hope it never happens to me.
    1456 days ago
  • GABY1948
    How dreadful but so glad no one was hurt or anything worse! Have a great day!
    1457 days ago
    Oh no, that sounds horrible!!! I hope the gasoline washes out of your clothes!
    1460 days ago
    Ginie, things like this usually only happen on TV comedy shows that are planned. Sorry that this happened to you. I would have asked the gas attendent to fill the the gas for you. By the way, what is a Growler??? I have never heard of it.
    Have a good evening.
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    1460 days ago
    Ginie, that could have been a real disaster! So glad you weren't hurt or worse. They should have filled your tank for free and then some. I believe spilled gas is considered a hazard and I bet the station didn't do anything about it. If this is a gas station that you regularly go to, I would say something to the manager.

    The bright side got your bathroom floor washed!!!!

    Hope the rest of the night goes better!!!!

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1460 days ago
  • JANET552
    OMG!!! What a terrible experience. I definitely think you should have a glass of wine. emoticon
    1460 days ago
    What a horrible experience. emoticon That gas station should have done more for you !! Anything could have happened ~ a spark from anything, and things could have been much worse.

    I agree with NORASPT, that gas station should have closed until inspected and an environmental check made.

    So glad you are okay. emoticon
    1460 days ago

    Sorry, I can't help it. I think a gasoline shower ranks up there with a close encounter of the skunk kind. I would have been puking. Thank GOD the construction project didn't have your water turned off....that would have been more than horrible.

    Best wishes and I hope you are starting to feel cleaner by now...ugh...just thought, how's your car?
    1460 days ago
    GINIEME, that was an awful experience for you. I hope the gas station is closed now since it could be a very nasty situation. It should be inspected or closed till the pump nozzle or whatever part it was leaking from was removed, replaced and tested.
    I am so sorry it happened and so happy you are not hurt in any way.
    If your clothes were dry clean or any part of your clothing or belongings are damaged the station should pay for any damages. HUGS, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
    wow, how scary, we are paying 4.00 a gallon here now, and that is the cheapest around emoticon
    1460 days ago
    So sad! Sometimes when it rains, it pours! (No pun intended!)
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