Driving a car is a privilege and with great power comes great responsibility.

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When you learn to drive, you learn all the other things that come with driving a car.  That includes making sure to check your tires to see if they are low and air them up if they are low.  How to check the oil.  How to change a tire.

Oh, who am I kidding most people that drive a car today don't have any clue on how to do any of that stuff.

However, the one thing they should know how to do is pump gas. Ironically, some people don't, in fact, a former co-worker had never pumped gas in her life till she moved to Texas at the age of 30.

At the Gas Station

Pumping gas is pretty simple, you pull up to the gas pump, and make sure you pull up where your tank is by the pump.   Insert your card, or go pay at the register, take off your gas cap, put the nozzle in your tank, choose what type of gas you want, and pump away.  When that is done, remove the nozzle, put the nozzle back on the pump, put your gas cap on, and close the door to your gas tank.  Get in your car and drive away.

Oh no that's not what happened last night.  A person at the Toot N Totum near 34th and Coulter forgot one BIG step.  They forgot to take the nozzle out of their tank and drove off with it still attached and apparently forgot to let the gas stop pumping as well.

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Due to this error, there was a gas spill of about 40 gallons of gas.  Gas prices in this area are about $3.38 per gallon.  That's about $135.20 if wasted gas,  Not to mention the danger it caused just spewing out of the ripped hose.  Luckily, an employee got to the emergency shutoff in time.

The best way to avoid things like this in the future is don't get distracted while pumping gas.  Stand next to your gas tank while the gas in pumping and when you hear the pop and click, put the nozzle back on the pump.  It's that easy.

Luckily no one was hurt, except for the person having to pay for driving off with the nozzle and hose.

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.

These Might Be the Most Dangerous Intersections in Amarillo

Traffic stinks.

These intersections stink harder.

Don't hesitate to sound off if we missed any. We're happy to add more Amarillo collision hotspots to this list of shame.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

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