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Posted by Bill on August 24, 2006, 9:50 pm

I don't know either.  My wild guess would be air pressure.  I've had it
fail, dumping a quart or so before I could manually shut it off.   Back in
the 70's I started pumping and went to the head.  When I finished, the pump
had stopped so I paid the clerk, hopped in my pickup and drove 60 miles to
work.  Imagine my surprise when I got out of the truck and saw the handle
sticking out of the side.  Not having stupidity insurance, that one cost me
fifty or sixty bucks.  I did get my gas cap back.  Lucky the station didn't
detonate.  Now you can chuckle.

Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on August 24, 2006, 10:38 pm

Reminds me of the time my father drove up to the pump in his aluminum GM
step van and asked the attendent for a certain amount fillup. The attendent
took it upon himself to slide open the passenger side door afterwards which
shocked the heck out of my father. He asked for the money, my father gave it
to him and then we drove off.  He looked in his rear view mirror and saw the
guy running after us. He hadn't finished pumping the gas and the nozzle and
hose was dangling from the truck.  The attendent was spitting bullets about
it but the fact is he gave the impression he was all done pumping gas. Being
that the truck was so huge it wasn't always possible to "hear" the cap being
put back on. You just had to take for granted it was when the guy asked for
the money.

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