By Anonymous - 26/02/2014 07:18 - United States - Littleton
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Why do you need to call your parents when you could get out of the car and check for yourself? C'mon, it's not that hard.
I agree, 1. Definitely what our ancestors worked hard for. For the OP to sit in the car and call their parents instead of getting out and looking. OP, either you have to pull up and walk around to the other side to fill up, or you don't. So you should be able to remember if it's passenger side or driver side. One is right by your door. The other isn't. I feel like this is a girl I know…she always has her parents fill it up for her. Don't be lazy.
You should know what side it's on after your first week with the car
Well, now you know. You can't change the past, all you can do is rely on it in the future...or try to remember... it's not a magical car with a gas pump that keeps switching sides...is it?
And based on the information given in the FML, or lack thereof, I'd assume you only drive the one vehicle, so I think you'll start remembering once you start filling the gas tank up more often. One thing that helps is to check what side it's on before you get in the vehicle every day, then you get used to it being in that location. It's just a quick glance, so it doesn't take up your time, and it helps you to remember faster if your memory problem is based on the fact that you don't fill up that often.
Surprisingly not a lot of people know about that little arrow on the gas gauge pointing to the side of the car with the gas tank. And when you get a new car, sometimes it is difficult to remember which side the gas tank is on. But, usually you can see in the side view mirror. Or, better yet OP, simply opening your door and sticking your head out to look would suffice. I don't understand the calling the parents thing, it's really not THAT complicated. It's on one side or the other, OP, it's not a HUGE mystery. LOL.
I'll admit, I didn't know what the little arrow meant until an ex explained it to me. After he did, it was like a "duh" moment. I guess I never put two and two together...lol. But, I never had to call anyone to tell me what side it was on..i always looked before pulling up to a pump if I wasn't sure...