Sunday, December 7, 2008
Every time I start my car after pumping gas, I have this brief moment of fear that my car will explode, as if I've done something wrong in the refueling process. I'm not exactly terrified every time I start the car, it's more like a sense of relief when nothing's gone wrong and I'm able to drive off without incident. Now, I know this is completely irrational. My car isn't going to explode in a fiery ball of death after I pump gas. But I always steel myself for the potential blast every time I turn the key nonetheless. I have no idea why, but I've been this way as long as I've been driving.