Sunday, March 25, 2018

Getting my fill - 3.25 #sol18 Story Challenge

I've always liked the word 'heuristics.' My understanding is that it has to do with simple rules that form scripts, which can make nifty mental shortcuts or sometimes get us in trouble with assumptions that no longer apply. The word occurred to me today when I went to fill up a car that's not mine and confronted this:
Admittedly, my own automobile has been around quite a few blocks, so we've developed plenty of our own heuristics. Maybe this is now how it is in recent-vintage makes/models -- no gas cap needing to be unscrewed, just a spring-loaded door through which to poke the pump nozzle. Or maybe there's a brave, new, gas cap-less world soon coming to a tank near you.

3 comments:

  1. I will lean toward a Brave, old gas cap running away from you.

    Best wishes.

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  2. I always learn something new when I read your blog! I love the idea of a "brave, new, gas cap-less world"- so funny.

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  3. Having once left a gas cap at a gas station, I was thrilled to know my new car (the one one I've had for 12 years) had a gas cap that was attached. I suppose that makes this new gas-cap-less tank the next new thing.

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