Monday, January 24, 2011
Put it in PARK
Please make sure your car is in PARK when leaving it to go inside our store.
Yesterday this customer came in and walked up to my counter. All of a sudden I heard shouting.
"Sir! Sir! Your car is moving backwards!" a customer yelled.
We all look outside and sure enough, this guy's car is slooooowly going backwards, heading right towards our gas pump.
"Uhh, you might want to go catch that thing," I say as I turn back towards him.
He quickly bolts out the door and runs after his car. He jumps in and puts it in park. I could see him breathing heavily from inside the car because his breath was fogging up the windows. I'm sure he was relieved that his car didn't cause or receive any damage.
The funniest part is that he didn't come back in. My guess is that he was too embarrassed to go back into the store after what happened. I would have been too.
I know that mistakes happen, but it was just too funny watching him wildly flailing his arms around trying to run as fast as he could to get to his car. It was like I was watching a cartoon. I'd have to say that it was the highlight of my freaking day.
But, it would have been bad (and expensive) for him if his car had hit one of our gas pumps.
So that is why you should always check to make sure your car is in PARK before getting out of it. Unless you want to look like an asshole running after your car. In that case, be my guest.