Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Lol... I'm sleepy. Zzz. Dead tired.
Aye... well, my mom's gone to India for a month to settle some business stuff, so I get the car for one month! And you what's the first thing I do? Run out of gas -.-. No, seriously. Lmao.
You see, now as the guy with the car, my sister treats me as if I'm her driver. She expects me to pick her up to her liking whenever and to wherever she wants. My mom was at home much more often than me and was nicer to Zoe, so my mom would often pick her up and drop her off at places. For me, I have my own life, and my life isn't to drive her around whenever she wants. When I first got the car, she would message me saying she wants to be picked up at so-and-so place at what time. Excuse me? Just 'cause you treated mom like that doesn't mean you can treat me like that. Of course, if its very important, on the way, I'm free, or its not too inconvenient, I will (and have done many times this past week already). She's learned that the hard way, having to find her own transport 'cause I'm out most of the time. She even accused me of being selfish for having the car all to myself. Well, if I didn't have the car all to myself, she still wouldn't be getting driven around anyway. She can't drive, and uncle Ben is out for work all the time. And she's got the balls to call me selfish? Lol.
Anyway, that's not the point. The point is that I ran out of gas! I previously drove to pick her up from work last week and was running low on gas. I knew it could last two trips or so, considering the distance from home to school. So when I got home I thought of pumping gas the next day on the way to school. I woke up late, so I had to rush. I knew that I really needed to pump it once school ended. After watching Resident Evil: Afterlife with Ruz and Henry (the movie is pretty good by the way... much better than Resident Evil: Extinction. They've redeemed themselves. And the Executioner can RUN!) I walked to my car at PJS9 beside the college, and started my car. I drove for less than two seconds when I felt a mild, abrupt jerk and my car didn't move. Crap. I was outta gas.
I asked a few people who happened to be walking nearby where the nearest gas station was. Apparently it was a gas station on the way to Federal Highway. Screw that. The PJS9 fence made it a hassle to walk around and get gas, so I walked al the way to the Caltex across Sunway Pyramid and asked if they had a container or something to fill gas in. It would cost Rm5 just to use, and I had to return it in proper condition. Zzz. What choice did I have? While everyone was pumping gas into their cars, I was the only idiot pumping petrol into my container. It looked pretty stupid (and funny, lol).
So I was sweaty, looking kinda annoyed and pissed, walking with a tin of gasoline in hand. People looked at me as if I was some arsonist or something. I mean seriously, geez. It was freaking amusing though! I walked back to my car and realized something. The tin wasn't very user-friendly. It was impossible to pour the gasoline into my car properly without it spilling.
I expected something like this.
But I ended up with something like this. With a hole near the corner at the top.
How do I pour gas like that?
So I tried my luck. I tried to see if I could magically pour it in with a steady stream. That ended up with my hands covered in gasoline (any idiot who'd flick an ember at me would die).
So I found a small cup and poked a hole at the end, thinking of using it as a funnel. It worked for a few seconds. Thing is, it may keep coke and water in, but not gasoline. It poured properly the first few seconds, but it got soiled extremely fast and began leaking through the paper. Great. Now what?
Pauline lived a few seconds walk from where my car was parked, so I asked if she had anything that could be used as a tube or funnel. She managed to find me an empty dishwashing soap bottle, that was funnel shaped. Woots! Thank God for garbage. I sliced off the bottom part, and she offered to help me provide light 'cause it was bloody dark. Slowly, but surely, it worked, and at last, I poured all the gas from the tin. Whew! We washed our hands, and thanked her profusely, while she made fun of me by saying that I was the reason Zi Yuan quit TOA. Lmao. What the.