Last night, I was driving to work from Knitty Meetup and my gas light was on. Actually, my gas light had BEEN ON for the last 10 miles of my drive TO Knitty Meetup.
I needed gas. Badly.
So, I pulled into the Chevron and started pumpin’.
Do de doo de doooooo. Pumpin’ Gas…
I had rolled down the window and cranked up the stereo so I could keep listening to my CD (The Fray). Thus, I didn’t notice anything ODD at FIRST. Then I started to hear it…
Instead of MUSAK pumping out the pump speaker, I heard a VOICE.
She was talking about how she’d lost her way. She was 28 and lost and had no idea how to get her life on track. She had searched and searched, but nothing helped. It had never occurred to her before to try WALKING WITH JESUS.
JESUS, people. COMIN’ OUT OF THE GAS PUMP.
It was at this time* that I noticed that, even though I’d been pumping gas for about 5 minutes, at $1.69 a gallon, I HAD ONLY GOTTEN $4 WORTH OF GAS!
Hmmm. What an oddly slow pump that coincidentally(?!) allowed me to spend even MORE time hearing about how Jesus might make my life complete!
I mean, WHAT THE HELL? Had I tripped and fallen on the bible belt? WHAT IN THE NAME OF SATAN WAS GOING ON?
Then I saw it.
Right next to the gas prices.
“EASTER IS MORE THAN JUST SOMETHING TO DYE FOR.”
Had you been there, you TOTALLY would have been able to tell that I was completely freaked out. I was in the Twiglight Zone waiting for the ominous voice over. I was on punk’d, on the lookout for Ashton. I was I don’t KNOW what, but you could see it all over my face and I was gettin’ the HELL outta there!
I pumped a total of $10 and left that place faster than you could say HEATHEN.
Speaking of religious experiences though, last Friday I bought THE MOST FABULOUS SHOES I HAVE EVER BOUGHT EVER:
I love them the MOST.
So much I would MARRY them. In sickness and in health. I love them.
Also? I picked something to knit! This is it:
Can’t say what it is though.
I am also taking Jess’ advice and knitting something for S$W! I am going to make it in Debbie Bliss Cathay. Tuesday I was really stressed out about it because I was having trouble getting gauge and THEN I was having trouble finding the needle I needed! :\ However, today I stopped by Woolwinders and guess what?
They didn’t have it either.
Jacqui LENT me a pair!
HOW F’IN COOL IS SHE?!?!?!
Tomorrow, I cast on! WOOT!
* It was ALSO at this time that I noticed the paper sign next to the credit swiper…the one that suggested visiting “Kevin’s** Heaven” Mini Mart if you needed a snack. Yeeeaaaah…
** it might not have actually been Kevin, but it was SOMEONE’S HEAVEN. I forget.