Two things happened today. First, it was a cold morning today and I needed gas. I drove to the nearest gast station and started filling up my car; ahead of me was a car which appeared to have no one in it but a gas nozzle hanging out the side. It seemed odd to me, but I thought nothing more of it and pumped my gas. It was cold standing out side but I had heard the stories of the static electricity that builds up getting in and out of the car and I didn’t want to blow up, frankly.
One minute later, out pops the gas nozzle in the car ahead of me, spraying gas all around the ground and the side of the car. I was stunned and didn’t know what to do. Soon after, a girl about my age gets out of car. She didn’t touch the gas nozzle just hit stop on the keypad and got back in her car and drove off with the nozzle dangling down and gas slowly dripping out.
All I could think of was wishing I had told her one of the few things on my mind. But, I don’t know if it would have sunk in. Instead, I shook my head and put the nozzle away.
The second item that caused me to roll my eyes was a magazine I stumbled on. “Real Simple” – you can get a subscription to this magazine for around 25 dollars. I was flipping through some of the articles like, ‘ 7 clutter-busting secrets of the pros’ and ‘How to curb your spending’. First the index is on page 29, so quite a few ad pages to get through like Baby Gap, credit cards, cars and skin lotion.
The articles themselves seemed OK, but were either common sense ideas, like HOW to clean a bathroom( I would venture to say most people know how, just don’t do it). Other ideas were basic cost cutting ideas for cutting spending( cut back and sell your stuff). What made me roll my eyes were the ads, there were SO MANY! Even advertising interspersed in the article if you want to buy a peticular kind of towel(who makes it and how much).
I went to the site instead for “Real Simple” and found it to be a little better to read and it was FREE! I just don’t much care for all the advertising, especially in magazines. These days you can read about most anything online without them.