Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Mmm Mmm Good!

Pay day! What a yummy candy bar!

Oh, wrong kind of pay day! Oops! So, you get your paycheck. All you need to do is take it to the bank and cha-ching! You're rolling in the dough! (And I'm getting hungry!)

Only problem is... You, for some stupid reason, thought it was a great idea to to get a checking account at a bank that is 30 minutes away... Very smart! And going on with your smart tendencies... You let your gas tank go down to just about empty. You'll never make it there w/out filling up. BUT you have no cash on you! Just $3.00 in dimes and quarters in your change purse. AND your checking account is currently at 76 cents. Good Job!

So what do you do?

1) Go to the gas station and buy $3.00 in gas, and get strange looks from the cashier.

2) Pump gas, and drive away w/out paying... Rules are meant to be broken.

3) Beg the cashier to spot you some money... You're a pretty cute girl/guy.

4) Try to make the trip as is... What's life w/out taking risks, right?!

5) Use your Debit card anyway... Maybe it'll work, and you'll just pay the overdrawal fee later.

6) Your own ideas.

The moral of the story is... Get direct deposit. It's so much easier!

(Now... Excuse me while I go in search of some sort of sugary treat!)


Skittles said...

I think the key words here are "just about empty." Has the little light come on? How long ago? How far is the gas station in relation to the bank? Is there a closer one to the bank? Wouldn't you hate to live with someone like me?


I like the changes!

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

IF this ever happened to me (not that it would ever, because I'm obsessive with keeping gas in my car, AND money in the bank), but IF it ever happened, I'd probably borrow $10 or so from a close friend or family member to get enough gas to make the trip to the bank and pay them as soon as I got back from the bank.

A.J.Reams said...

I choose #6 - I never pump my own gas. That's why I have a husband!

I have a gas station phobia...no, really I do!

There are too many darn buttons that you need to press, which freaks me out. What if I press the wrong button?

And then theres the whole "what if the car explodes" question that's always in the back of my mind. --oh crap I think I need to go back on medication! (jokin')

Rapunzel said...

I'd suffer the embarrassment and do the $3 thing. I have run out of gas once in my life and it's not fun!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

First of all, I want to know why my husband let my gas tank get that low??? didn't I ask him to fill it up already?

Then I would take the $3.00 and my 12 year old and she can go inside and pay while I pump the gas.

Becky L said...

I was seriously running low on gas yesterday. Eek!

I'm a lot like silverneurotic who above said that she always keeps gas in her tank. Well, I normally do too. I never trust it getting below a quarter tank.

ah well.

As for answering the question... In my former-years I would have chose option 5 and risk the overdrawal fees. But my hubby would throw a fit if i did that now.

Mother of Invention said...

Borrow $$ from my friend!

Crazy Working Mom said...

My truck tells me exactly how many miles I have until I'm empty. So, I would know if I had enough to get to the bank. If I did, I would head on. If not, I'd stop and pay with the change.