By dl_zook - 12/01/2010 17:52 - United States
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jfyi, $17 of it went into my tank. i know it was stupid to leave it unattended, i made the post so other morons, like myself, could maybe not do something so stupid. I am fully aware you are not supposed to leave a pump unattended, something i have known for the past 10 years, regardless of the fact that the gas station i was at did not have a single sign stating the obvious(i went back and checked) i was in the gas station maybe 3 minutes at most and i was prepared and willing to pay any clean up fees needed, however the 'specialized' materials this particular attendant used was kitty litter, which she took off of the shelf and opened before going outside. the only reason i feel this would remotely qualify as a FML vs YDI is that i was stupid enough to think a drink was worth leaving my car alone at the time, so really more of a FML for being an idiot type of thing.
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Thats why you watch the fucking thing idiot, Im 15 live in Nj where some1 else pumps my gas and I even know that.
Congratulations OP, now you understand why it is dangerous and illegal to do that.
I worked at a 7/11 while paying for University and had to go through 1 week of fire prevention training. This is true, VERY illegal to have the gas pumping unattended and you can be fined here. YDI, you could have blown up the entire block if that had light on fire.
My father is a retired fire fighter, his specialty was working with plane and automotive fires. Every time I have ever watched a movie with him where they do one of those scenes where the pump explodes he freaks out and starts bitching about how that isn't even close to what really happens. I wish I could remember what it is that prevents the actual large scale explosions that you see on tv with this kind of situation. All I remember is listening to him bitch about it though, haha. I'm actually on my way to visit him for a few hours tonight, now I'm curious and will have to ask. If I actually learn anything I will share it when I get home tonight... not that it is important but it may end up being interesting at least.
Latching isn't meant to be done for exactly that reason you should've been paying attention and you probably latched it too tight and thats why it didn't cut off anyways so sorry but totally your fault for something obviously very dangerous (fyi cleaning it up is a bitch, I would know I do it for a living).
How slow are your pumps? Over here it would take perhaps a minute, two at most to fill a car, so leaving it running would be a ridiculous idea.