Saturday, April 2, 2011

Slave To The Pump

No, not the breast pump. Although, there is a chance of that in the near future as well. I digress though, I am referring to this pump:

(Google Image)

I'm completely irritable lately. I am experiencing PMS without actual PMS. The only good thing about being a portable milk truck is that I get to avoid having a period for the entire time. Guys, in case you don't know, this means you don't have to wait to have sex. Oh wait, yes you do. To be in this situation the woman needs to be nursing which means your significant other is just too tired to put out. Oh well, it's great for us :D

Anyways, I've got bitch down pact these past few days and my road rage self is worse than usual. So I have to run to the store for bread, I also need gas. Logic says go get gas then go get the bread. Apparently I wasn't the only one who needed gas. There are 24 pumps and they were all being used and there were still lines of vehicles. Gaahh!!! I hate black gold!!! No, there is no way I'm going to sit here in line in my cranky state waiting to fill my gas tank. I drive off, headed to the store and then drive around that parking lot because I changed my mind again. I swear I looked like I had one too many and had no clue where I was going. (The latter part is very correct). I ended up going to another store because I needed a pregnancy test. (negatory, Thank Goodness, 4 is my limit. Still no clue why I'm so damn sick)

An hour later I drove to another station and the same thing. Only four pumps, but still. Even the next station was lined. Seriously, what is going on here? I just spent time weaving in and out of lanes of drivers who drive worse than a geriatric on a scooter. I don't want to be even more frustrated sitting in a line. I want what I want damn it!! There needs to be a better solution. We pay out the nose for this stuff, we hate it. We don't hate it enough though as we are still here like cattle in line waiting. I want a hybrid, but those darn things are expensive. Not a lot of garages can actually work on those things either. I would love a smart car, but I have too many children. Transit Tom? Yeah, not even an option in this city. People are just as much a&&holes on public transit as they are driving their vehicles on the road. Only difference, I don't have to sit next to some dude with bad body odor. Yummy, bus stink.

So what can we do? We have nations fighting over this crap. There has to be an alternative. A cheaper one. Earth friendlier one. One that doesn't rape my bank account or need me to stand outside in the freezing weather with four children praying they don't make me jump under the bus as it comes to a complete stop. I'm almost willing to try anything. People are smart and ingenious, so where are my Jetson's wheels? It IS 2011 after all.

1 comment:

  1. LOL, I can tell you're upset about this BUT you made it sound really funny. I totally understand how you're feeling, it's SO frustrating! We're going on vacation and expecting to pay more to drive than it would to fly, that's just bizarre!!! I am literally driving around on a little bit more than empty, I will suck every last drop of gas dry before I break into my savings to fill her up .


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