Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Favorite Fred Story

About 9 years ago, Fred said something so funny that to this day it will still make me break out into hysterics. Even if I am having the crappiest day, I can recount this story in my head and it will still make me laugh so hard. My husband is very funny- he's a quick one, but this one-liner took the cake.

We had spent the entire day in Newport, RI with Jack, then 2 1/2 and Will, who was a tiny baby. I was driving, and I noticed when we were about halfway home that the gas light had come on. We were running on empty... The exits were few and far between and I was convinced we were running on fumes alone. I was terrified. I am a panicker by nature, so I started playing out all kinds of scenarios in my head.. Would Fred have to leave us on the side of the road and walk or hitchhike (!) to the nearest gas station?!? What would happen to the boys and me deserted on the side of the road with no one to protect us??!! I got myself so worked up I could barely breathe, let alone drive.... clearly my brain cells were being deprived of oxygen... you'll see why....

I saw an exit up ahead, I took it, sped up to what I, of course, assumed could only be a gas station, and pulled up to a "pump". I looked at Fred like " WHEW!!! We made it! That was a close one!!!!" But he was just looking at me with a weird look on his face. Without saying a word, he turned, rolled down his window, and said to a gas attendant (remember those?) who WASN'T EVEN THERE......

" Hi!! Could you fill 'er up..... with VANILLA?!?"

We were at a drive-in Dairy Queen.

3 comments:

Scrappin Jenny said...

That is awesome! Did you start laughing immediately? I would have fallen out of the car laughing hysterically.

momlisa said...

I still say that almost every time we pull up to a real gas station!
That is the best story!!!!!

noble pig said...

OMG that is hilarious. I swear every time you give birth a few million brain cells exit your body with the placenta. So you had a justfiable reason to think that was a gas station.

Hey in Oregon they still have attendants, you are not allowed to pump your own gas! Yahoo.