…. Kid pulls up in a little old Ford Escort and comes in to prepay $5 in gas for it. He goes out, fills up the car and gets in the driver’s seat. Three kids get out and start pushing the car – getting it going fast enough to compression start it. As I’m watching this whole thing unfold, I just laugh to myself.
…. My junior year of high school the starter motor went out on my ‘74 Dodge Colt. Being broke, this would have been a tragedy if it weren’t for 3 things. 1. The car was a clutch. 2. The house I lived in was on a hill. 3. East High School is right on the Wasatch Fault, which means it’s on a really steep hill. I went 3 months before I put in a new starter motor. I just never turned off the car unless it was parked on a hill or full of friends, and I always made sure there was room for them to push it (that was the price they paid for a ride). Actually I probably wouldn’t have ever put in a starter motor if I hadn’t got a job at Arby’s, which wasn’t on a hill and nobody wanted to come push start me at 1 in the morning.
…. And here’s proof that I’m not the only one that thinks talking on the phone while checking out at the store is rude: