dont forget to fill up
Yesterday was a nice evening to laze on the bed and do some sudoku.
As i was trying to solve a sudoku puzzle i suddenly got a call from my brother. He called me up and asked me what i was doing, i told him i was just lying on the bed. Then he told me that he has no more petrol in his car and he is stuck at the highway!!!!
What horror! At around 7 something in the evening with heavy rain pouring down, it wasn't a good time to be out of petrol. Heavy traffic and heavy rain is not a good combination for anything.
I asked my dad to come along to help me out. When we got to the petrol station we filled up a nescafe glass bottle(never use plastic bottles to fill up petrol, unless its those specially made plastic bottles) and it costs RM1.22 but then its too little to pay with card. I didnt have any money with me and my dad didnt bring his wallet! Fortunately i have a small coin box in my car which had the exact change.
We got out of the petrol station and was met with a massive jam. It took us quite sometime to get to my brother. When we finally reached him i took the bottle with a homemade funnel and quickly helped him fuel up his car. I was holding the umbrella and he was doing the fueling up.
After that we thought it was all good but then horror phase 2 came!
REMINDER: You need atleast RM5 worth of petrol to get your car started if you ain't got any petrol left!!!!
The amount of petrol we got for him was not enough to start the car up! Then me and my dad quickly walked to the petrol station about 300m away, imagine walking beside the highway, the cars are going real fast and i was almost all drenched from all the splashing. When we got to this petrol station(MOBIL), their machines accept card unlike SHELL(which you have to pay inside or via a mobile wifi device). This time we used two nescafe bottles and filled them up to the top.
We hurried back to the car and help my bro fill up again. This time it was all good and he was good to go. My hands were filled with petrol and i was all drenched in rain water. Luckily i had some water in the car. So i washed my hands and we headed back home immediately.
Lessons to learn here:
1. Put a glass bottle or petrol container in your car
2. Put an umbrella in your car
3. Cut a 1.5L bottle to be made as a funnel and put it in your car :)
4. Keep spare cash in your car
5. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO FILL UP WHEN YOURE ALMOST OUT OF PETROL