The other day I was at a gas station, pumping gas and checking my cars fluids.
(Now my disclaimer: I’m a car guy. I’ve been working on cars since I was a kid. When I hear “get me a case” I think 10/40 oil and not beer lol.)
When I heared a small little voice, “excuse me sir, can u help me. I’m trying to pump gas and don’t know how”
I said “sure you just pull your gas lever on your dash, open your gas door and then pump”
She looked at me and asked ” where is the lever”…huh?…oh shit! She was serious.
At first I admit I was surprised. How do you not know how to pump gas…wtf?
But she looked lost, like a puppy almost.
But she reminded me of my own daughter when she’s trying to learn something new and doesn’t want to feel retarded.
I said to myself, I can pump her gas or teach her….teach her.
So I showed her how. And I refrained from any comments that would make her feel stupid. I told myself, what if she didn’t have anyone to show her. We all have to start somewhere.
When I got home I told my daughter put some shoes on and we are going to learn how to change the car oil. She thinks I’m crazy. Lol.
P.s. How was your day?