Not That I Needed More Humility.... - Ferrari Life
 
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post #1 of 14 Old 07-30-2004, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Not That I Needed More Humility....

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I'm going to un-zip my fly with this story but we're all friends here right?

Yesterday, my boy and I set off in the PV to get a surprise dinner of gyro's for my wife. We stop in the restaurant, place a to-go order, only to find out they don't accept a visa. Fine. I carry my six month old across what is called the "Yadkin 500;" Yadkin is a road leading into and out of Ft Bragg and soldiers generally like to go fast...too fast down this road. Still, I assumed the risk and waited until there wasn't any traffic to cross. We cross on foot, hit a cash machine and returned. Our food is ready and we leave.

As I leave the restaurant, I start to think how cool I am for surprising my wife with dinner, especially gyro's that she loves. Well, the car starts to sputter and jerk....on Yadkin Road. I thought to myself, "the car was fun while it lasted..." I pulled into a Taco Toilet (Bell, that is) and shut her down. I tried to crank it repeatedly with no luck. Hmmmm...I was thinkin distributor, bad carb(s), alternator, etc. Just as I'm scanning my "instruments," I notice that little needle is on the left side, I said "the left side," of the "E." I felt like an idiot and relieved at the same time. Long story a little longer, my wife brought some gas and took the gyros(!).

I gas up the car and head home just to get caught it in a monster, and I mean monster, rain shower. I was cursing the rain and myself. My pet peave with old cars is rain contact. I insist on keeping these cars rain free...thus rust free.

At any rate, I pulled in the garage and simultaneously apologized to the very car I was drying...My wife told me it wouldn't melt. The gyros were great.

Morale of the story: gas is more important than food. :green:

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-30-2004, 05:56 PM
 
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lol, I hope your wingman keeps an eye on the tank next time
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-30-2004, 10:48 PM
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:lol:

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lol, I hope your wingman keeps an eye on the tank next time
Ummm...around Bragg there are bigger tanks to watch out for. Like M1A1's an M1A2's!! :lol:

But yeah, Dane, you do need to watch the little one to. :wink: If the little one goes dry, the big one might get you. (Especially if there is a weekend warrior driving it)

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A nice human interest story. We all do stupid things. Glad it all worked out.

The little one is cute!

8)

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-02-2004, 08:32 AM
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Great story and great photo!
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-02-2004, 10:53 PM
 
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Great story. Thanks for sharing with us. Your co-pilot is a cute little bugger.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-02-2004, 11:00 PM
 
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Don't worry, it can happen to anybody ( )... ...at least you got a really cute co-pilot!
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-20-2004, 01:14 PM
 
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That picture of your tiny one... is that in the car ?? Cos if it is... you have weird seats...
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Dude, look at the background...
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Dude, look at the background...
Like I said Weird car :P
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Yes, my car is carpeted, has a laundry rack and is equipped with a business chair! :wink:
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Is it one of those huge GMC's? I knew I could live in one of those...
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Yes, my car is carpeted, has a laundry rack and is equipped with a business chair! :wink:
Talk about "Blingin" your car :P

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Is it one of those huge GMC's? I knew I could live in one of those...
That thing is bigger than my house !!!!
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