Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This Just In...

You know, sometimes you would swear that I ride the short yellow bus while I conduct regularly scheduled activities on a daily basis, but after this morning...I truly have my OWN doubts about my cognitive ability!

This morning I was coming in to work. The time was roughly 8:15 a.m. and yes, I know I am supposed to be here at 8:00 a.m., but I have made a particular practice of being "fashionably late." Anyways...I was sitting at a light next to the gas station down the street, and the sign had, "$(blank white spot).99" on it. I didn't think anything of it---perhaps they were putting a "3" in said blank white spot??? Who knows, but needless to say, I kept driving.

As I turned the corner, I noticed police directing traffic and a line which consisted of 5% cars, 45% crossovers/SUV's, and 50% vans and trucks were lined up for at LEAST 10 blocks...I was still confused...

I could have just slapped what they call THE SHIT out of myself when I arrived at work (at 8:30 a.m., but what the fuck ever!) and found out what was going on...GAS WAS REALLY FUCKING "$(blank white spot).99" PER GALLON for the first 250 customers and my dumb ass was #1 in line on the one side---and kept going!!!!!!

Piss. Piss. PISSTIVITY!

30 comments:

M. Robert Turnage said...

Wal-Mart Guy probably read my brilliant plan in the comments and is reaching out to you by getting a job at the gas station on your route to work. I'm just sayin'.

On your way home, cruise by the Wal-Mart and see if Lady D is working there and if she will give you an employee discount. If she isn't there, show her my brilliant plan in your blog comments yesterday.

Tera said...

MrT~Further evidence that your plan may work! And I will get right on that...like I should have gotten on that gas this morning....Aaaaargh!!!

NoRegrets said...

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round...

I LOVE how you comment on my blog to make me come here. Of course, MRT was just lurking and waiting to pounce...

NoRegrets said...

Oh, ps, I only learned that short bus metaphor a couple months ago...

M. Robert Turnage said...

NoR, actually I was commenting on yesterday's post when this one magically appeared. I use my RSS reader and don't really hover over blogs waiting to jump comment, although sometimes I make exceptions (like on your blog yesterday).

Tera said...

NoR~Don't you DARE sing that song again! LMAO!!!

And hey, I try to do my part as much as I can...the word pounce and all of its inherent meaning makes me smile :)

NoR~Ahem...so who REALLY rides said bus?

MrT~You really don't have to explain dear...just keep the comments coming---and keep me laughing my ass off!!!

Churlita said...

What was that all about? Were they trying to get a tax write off? Holy cow. I could have filled up my tank for like $15 instead of $50.

Tera said...

Churlita~I KNOW! I bet you could appreciate something like that on your way to Cali! I don't know why they do that, but random stations down here do that from time to time...I think it's sponsored.

NoRegrets said...

Methinks he doth protest too much.... sure sign of a blog crush.

Oops! Gotta run. My bus is here.
;-)

NoRegrets said...

Oh, PS, MRT, thanks.

NoRegrets said...

Tera, would you please get rid of the word verification? It's slowing me down...

Tera said...

NoR~I am totally rolling on the floor now!

NoR~Glad you're playing nicely :)

NoR~Are you and Nina new BFF's?

NoRegrets said...

We're tag teaming.

And dammit, that word verification is still there!

M. Robert Turnage said...

Oh dear. NoR is one step away from getting all, "Tera you did NOT just make me move my neck, did you? Do you see my neck? You see it going all side to side?" The triple snaps will be coming soon.

NoRegrets said...

I think if I tried that there'd be some chocolate thunda rumblings...

M. Robert Turnage said...

I believe you are capable of a cocoa-scented retort to the chocolate thunda.

heather said...

i'm adding my voice to the mix of those voting to get rid of the word verification, as fun as it is sometimes to make acronyms out of them it's a pain in the ass at others.

especially for ~some~ people *cough*mrt*cough* who are honing their stalker skills.;-)

and yeah, we've all had a ride or two on the short bus...

Kofi said...

Wow... what a Charlie Brown moment.

I only learned the meaning of the term "short bus" in the last few years. That's my short bus story.

M. Robert Turnage said...

Heather, the Stalker Olympics are coming up and some of us need to practice. Of course, you know if you taunt me on Tera's blog, that means I hang out at your blog and leave a lot of comments.

Them's the Stalker Rules which is part of the Sacred Stalker Code.

In 1996 my friend Grover and I tried to write a Broadway musical called "Short Bus!" It was not very good.

NoRegrets said...

MRT, you should not challenge the meister comment leaver, Heatherasaurus! She's been laying low recently, but back in her prime...whew! She's even slipped into your territory on my [other]blog - and done a limerick!

Oh, I like Grover. Oh, wait, did you mean someone else?

Tera said...

All~What in the hell is going on?! I can't leave you all alone for just a few hours?!?! Tsk Tsk.

NoR~Stop throwing tantrums about the word verification or I will be forced to ask you to leave the sandbox.

MrT~I've tried to imagine NoR's neck rolling...the visual is not quite there yet.

NoR~Girl you betta tell him! Thought he knew!

MrT~All I can do is chuckle at that one!

Heather~Sometimes it's fun to make up words out of them too! Ha, and no you didn't imply that MrT has stalkerish tendencies!

Kofi~This amazes me about you and NoR!

MrT~Somehow a musical called "Short Bus" doesn't sit well with me either. Ahem...you shall commence the blog hovering as coined by NoR.

NoR~I said Heatherasaurus 3 times fast just for the hell of it.

Damn...you ride that bus HOME too NoR?!

Alan said...

I call smokescreen!! What's the deal on Wal-Mart guy?!

But I do have this to say--how is it that the gas stations can raise the price of gas en mass, sometimes several times in the week--and the gas truck ain't come yet? How is the gas that they paid for on Monday at $X.XX per gallon suddenly more expensive while it did nothing but sit in their ground for the last two days?

And the government talking about wanting to penalize price goughing. No the hell they don't, or else they'd have done it already. If I could figure the scam out, then they damn sure can. But the gas lobbyists got them swimming in too much cheese to let them actually protect me as a citizen of the country. That's why there's a special circle in Hell for politicians.

That's right I said it! And I'm rocking my neck as I'm doing so!

Tera said...

Alan~Stay tuned for details on Wal-Mart Guy...

And they shall be forced to wear gasoline drawers!!!

P.S. You betta rock that neck my friend! ;-)

Susan said...

Oh Tera....that's all I have to say.

Tera said...

Susan~You forgot NoR and MrT!

Nance said...

Just imagine if you had BEEN ON TIME!!!! LOL

Tera said...

Nance~That actually would have placed me at the end of the line instead of the beginning (where I was---damn it all!!!) as we are located around the block...which I why I'm sure none of my co-workers even attempted to go!

heather said...

tera, no implication, just saying he's boning up on his stalker skills.:-)

nor, heatherasaurus cracks me up. :)

Tera said...

Heather~I chuckled at "boning up..." I think you and NoR do that stuff on purpose!

And truly...if it weren't so long to type, I would use that as your name...hell, at 75+ WPM, I might even give it a whirl!!!

heather said...

why tera, i have no idea what you're talking about!

hmph!


ok, now seriously, this wv is nuts.

i just got vjjvlle.
now you tell me what the hell that makes you think...