Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mean Truck Man

The fun things about this outfit:
1. Sweater - $4 JC Penny
2. Necklace - Hand-Me-Down
3. Boots - Thrifted
4. Jeans - Thrifted

Today I went thrifting. Just a super quick trip to goodwill. I'll be honest - I do NOT frequent goodwill. I think it's way overpriced for a thrift store. But I had a few minutes and was driving by so I stopped in for the first time in years. I found some extremely darling shoes. Well, now that I used the word darling it sounds like their girly. They aren't. Their simple and gray but I love them. I'm pretty sure you'll see them in the next couple days!

Yesterday's crossfit workout gave me the delightful experience this morning of waking up to dead arms. Yep, hardly moving this limbs today. But I guess that means I'm working hard. Right?

I have to share this story from my trip to the gas station yesterday. I'm never super pleased with the service at my regular gas station, but I still continue to use them because of my .03 off per gallon and the occasional .10 off a gallon... worth it. Because of their not so wonderful service I didn't think much of this truck across the way revving up his truck impatiently. But when I finally looked over he was revving it at the guy in front of him who was sitting there not moving and not connected to a gas pump blocking anyone from moving up into those spots. The truck creeped closer within inches of hitting the little car before the small guy moved forward to the first pump. Well mean ol truck didn't stop there. He crept forward and did the same not settling for the back pump. He wanted that little guy to just leave. This went on for a good 3 minutes, which in stress-induced time equals like 4 hours. The little car finally drove away right as the gas attendant was running toward them waiving their hands. 

"What the what?" I think to myself... Until I see the attendant whip their head around at the truck with a hand full of cash and say, "Excuse YOU sir, that car was waiting for their change." and walked away trying to find the little car. (Not a few pennies here people, she walked by me and I saw bills. I wouldn't have driven away without my change if I were them. But that guy was a bit scary.)

Finally a guy helped me at my car and ran over to the truck next. The guy in the truck gets out and yells, "Are Yoooooooouuuuuu going to finally help me?"

Lil high school aged gas guy, "Yep" (to chipper for his own good.)

Truck Man, "There was someone over here already and they just walked away without helping me."

Lil gas guy, "Well, They wanted to give that car their change. I would have done that too."

Truck Man get in his car slams his door and drives away. 

I didn't realize until now that my jaw was hanging like a Christmas ornament. I shut my mouth and looked around to see every single person at the gas station had been watching too. 

And that my friends is why I smile at those poor customer service people, where ever they may come into my life. You never know who just yelled at them.

Matthew 5:14-16
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


  1. crazy Oregonians. I super appreciate the timeliness of pumping my own gas. I thought we had it good, other people doing it-but it's soooo much more efficient (even/especially in bad weather) to pump your own.

  2. Love your sweater! But yeah, Goodwill is way too expensive for a thrift store!


    1. Thanks girl! Yep goodwill is spendy but I'm thinking I'll be checking back for shoes again.

  3. You look lovely hun! Fab outfit and the necklace it to die for! <33


  4. Haha, that is crazy! People are just so rude :(

    As I was reading this I remembered you lived in Oregon, which is why you were waiting for your gas to be pumped! When we visited Portland a coupe of years ago, our friends had to politely tell us to get back in our car at the gas station. It was kind of nice to get service like that, but it sounds like also makes for some really strange situations!

    1. Yep, we sure do have someone else pump our gas. haha. I can't decide if it's easier to do it self-pump or Oregon style. In fact I've never pumped my own gas before.

  5. Wow that is quite the crazy story! I always try to be as friendly as possible towards anyone working in a service job, from pumping my gas to ringing up my groceries because I've been yelled at before while working retail and it just always makes such a difference when someone smiles and seems genuine.


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