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Old February 14th, 2017, 09:24   #8911
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All that in one breath kind of amazed me.
He just wanted to be your friend.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:49   #8912
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He just wanted to be your friend.
Maybe.

Earlier this month I had a lady in TDI Jetta pass me then slow down slower then my CC setting when she passed so I changed lanes to pass and she sped up and at about 90mph she flipped me the bird and let me pass. Then earlier this week a guy in Jetta wagon do the pass me and slow down forcing me to again to either slow down or pass, and since it was divided 4 lane with little traffic again I went to other lane to pass and this time let my ECO Diesel badge stay by his window. Thing was he would not look and when I honked he still didn't look but also slowed down and dropped way back so I went on my way.

I guess my "Don't Tread On Me" snake decal scared him or he had no Idea I was diesel even though I had a diesel additive bumper sticker on my bumper.

Guess I was either considered Redneck Trump supporter (true) because of truck, and what appears to be the Gadson Flag, but is US Navy pennant flown on all US Navy Ships starting again in 2001 after 9-11-01 attack.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 08:15   #8913
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Guess I was either considered Redneck Trump supporter (true) because of truck, and what appears to be the Gadson Flag, but is US Navy pennant flown on all US Navy Ships starting again in 2001 after 9-11-01 attack.
I thought it was being used as the U.S. Naval Jack at the ship's bow when in port. Is it being flown while underway also?

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Old February 17th, 2017, 04:02   #8914
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I thought it was being used as the U.S. Naval Jack at the ship's bow when in port. Is it being flown while underway also?

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Yes the Jack is flown from yard arm underway. It's an old tradition dating back to 1700's British Navy and their flying the Union Jack in port at the bow and underway at yardarm. Lot of our military customs come from British.
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Took a medium length road trip on Sunday. Didn't need fuel - was planning to fill up after I got back home. Most stations are around $2.55-2.65 per gallon on average by home. My usual station on way to work is $2.45 per gallon. On my trip saw $2.35 - not bad at all but then on other side of that town saw $2.28 - hmmm. About ten miles down the road now $2.18 - now thinking about filling up but kept going. A few more miles it was $2.09 so I swung in and filled up. Only took just under five gallons. Next station was $2.65! After that prices were running $2.35 to $2.55 so made the right decision when to stop for fuel.
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It's school vacation week in my area. Right at the start of the weekend, I was near my favorite / lowest cost fueling station (Irving in Norwood, MA) and decided to top off. There was a line of cars waiting for the gas pumps, but I was able to pull right up to the diesel island which had no one there. I guess a few people in line thought they could do the same to keep me company, seeing my VW GSW all by its lonesome self.

I spent the whole time filling up reminding them that their SUVs/cars took gas, not diesel.
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