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Old March 19th, 2004, 14:02   #1
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Old March 19th, 2004, 14:21   #2
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Women ... what can you say! [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old March 19th, 2004, 14:39   #3
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that wasn't a woman driver!

It was:

Will Shaw Age 18 [img]/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old March 19th, 2004, 15:34   #4
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I didn't look in the vortex forum, but it didn't injure the fueling area, and it doesn't look like it deformed the end of the hose, which looks like it is threaded [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

I smell subterfuge [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old March 19th, 2004, 21:48   #5
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AIRC, the end of the hose is designed to just come off if its tugged on hard enough. Kinda like a quick disconnector. That way instead of tearing the hose and bending stuff, it can just be reconnected after its pulled off...

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Old March 19th, 2004, 22:00   #6
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All gas filler hoses (diesel too) have quick disconnects designed to shut off the flow at the disconnect if some IDIOT drives off with the hose still attached to their car.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 22:27   #7
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I saw it happen once. Some guy filling up a Ford van, must have forgot the nozzle was still there while he was on the phone.

Climbed in the van and drove off. The thing that is really stupid is the filler neck is on the drivers side.

The pump moved an inch or two, like it was going to topple over. Then the quick disconnect made quite a noise when it gave way, and the steel end whacked the van. He hit the brakes for an instant, then drove across the street with the nozzle still there.

I thought it was pretty funny. I always wondered what would happen.... [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old March 26th, 2004, 11:48   #8
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that doesn't surprise me. i use to pump gas at a irving, and some people are pretty stupid. i had one person who wanted to declare war on the gas station becasue full serve was 4 cents more than self serve. another took a hissy fit because i made her turn off her car. one guy tried to take a piece out of me becasue i told him to turn his car off at self serve. not my fault they are being stupid! theres a $5000 fine if your caught filing your car up when its turned on.
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Old March 27th, 2004, 09:59   #9
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HAHA. My dad found one of those one day... brought it home, and waited for my mom to fill the van. When she got home and parked the van, he snuck out there and stuck the hose/nozzle in the filler neck and called her out to ask what happened. [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Unfortunately, I wasn't there to see this.
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Old March 27th, 2004, 12:14   #10
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That would be freaking hilarious! [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old March 27th, 2004, 12:24   #11
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OOOooohhhThat is way too funny!!! [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Having worked at a service station while in High School, you wouldn't believe some of the stupid stuff people did. Or would try to do.
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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:13   #12
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[img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] LOL [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:26   #13
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[ QUOTE ]
HAHA. My dad found one of those one day... brought it home, and waited for my mom to fill the van. When she got home and parked the van, he snuck out there and stuck the hose/nozzle in the filler neck and called her out to ask what happened. [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Unfortunately, I wasn't there to see this.

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That is great [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I'm going to try this with my wife, or maybe my mother-in-law would be much more likely to do such a thing. A friend just bought a building that was previously a gas station and it has a bunch of nozzles, hoses, etc. laying around. Even a soft-drink dispenser.

I must admit though that I did this once. I was about 19 and returning a 24' box Ryder truck. It was about 0F so I ran inside to wait while the fuel filled up the big tanks. One of the attendants came in and said she flipped off the tank because it was done pumping so I paid and left. She hadn't pulled the nozzle out though (and I was in a hurry and not thinking). It's a bit embarassing carrying in a hose/nozzle to the station [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Lesson learned [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old June 18th, 2004, 23:56   #14
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I saw a guy do this the other day.

While fueling my TDI, a man and his kid were fueling at a nearby pump. While talking to his kid, the guy actually pointed at my car (obviously saying something like "Look at that guy putting DIESEL in his car"... )

They were paying so much attention to me that the guy forgot to pull the nozzle out, and he drove off with it.

It didn't break off, but it "snapped back" quite loudly, and he stopped and said "Oh, damn!" before screeching off.

Probably embarassed the hell out of him, in front of his kid too.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:47   #15
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I know a guy who was delivering gas to a station and something caught fire where they were welding inside the station. He didn't close any valves, disconnect any hoses, just hopped in tractor, started it and drove away! With the gas running all over! That is hard to top.
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