Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 333: Destiny at the Pump

Day 333's thing I've never before was to drive to Jacksonville to to visit my friends Mark and Jen for the weekend. Seeing their house and sleeping in their big guest room bed were both things I'd never done before.

But something else happened on my trip to Florida that was also a first, and so superbly awesome, I had to take a picture and share.

I stopped for gas somewhere in middle Georgia, and did what I always do, trying to maximize my time and be in and out as soon as possible. I have my dad to thank for teaching me how to make pit stops efficient. He's a master. I started the pump and while the tank was filling, I went inside to use the restroom.

When I got back to my car, my gas tank was full and I was ready to head on my way. When I returned the pump to its holder, I saw that it had stopped at 38 dollars exactly. $38.00. I was shocked, stoked, completely dumbfounded. I quickly retrieved my phone and snapped a picture, sure that no one would believe me.

I had to laugh about all of the times I'd tried, and failed, to get the pump to stop on an even number. I guess sometimes when you relinquish control and just let things happen naturally, they can still work out the way you want them to.