I love getting my errands done early. After stopping off at the post office this morning, I ran to the gas station to gas up my minivan for our weekend trip to the Dells. I swiped my credit card, went to fill up, and realized that I hadn’t pulled forward enough to reach the gas tank. So I got back in my van, pulled forward, and then pumped the gas.
I gathered up trash while I waited, scooping up stale goldfish crackers and raisins from the floor of the van.
Then I put on the fuel cap and drove home.
Twenty minutes later, I was on the phone with a friend when another call came in. From the City. I almost didn’t answer it. “Probably the police department raising money again,” I thought.
“Is this Mrs. Llama?” the police officer on the other line asked me.
“Do you drive a blue Caravan?”
“I’m at the Shell station. You drove away without paying.”
I grabbed baby b. and headed back to the gas station. Apparently, when I pulled forward, it cancelled out the credit card. Apologizing profusely, I handed the guy my Disney Visa. Baby b. just smiled at the guy, who then apologized to me because I had to come back out in the cold.
I’m just glad I picked up the phone. Can’t you just see the headline now?
Fugitive, gas-stealing Llama on the loose! Rumor has it, she spends her days doing laundry and hanging around with a destructive, but smiley, toddler. If you have any information on this Llama (including pictures of her messy house) call Crime Stoppers today!