So I have always been that girl that never puts gas in her car. I always wait until the very last minute to put gas and never actually fill up my tank. That means two things; I'm constantly going to gas stations and I'm always close to empty. I know I consistently sabotage myself and never learned my lesson until a few days ago.
So I tend to commute a lot to go to work and school. On my commute, there's a big stretch in which there are no gas stations or anything for that matter. The smart thing to do for any driver is to check to see if you have enough gas to make it home, which I never did. I would say that maybe at least once a week I would be sitting in traffic begging my car to make it to the nearest gas station and swearing that I wouldn't do it again. But each week like clockwork I was in the same position.
Well, I have learned my lesson the hard way.
I was on my way to work when I realized that I had a quarter of a tank left, but I told myself I would make it. Keep in mind my work is 40-50 minutes away. I made it to work with the gas needle just above E.
So I told myself I would just fill up after work.
After work, I completely forgot about putting gas in my car, of course.
As I was driving I realized that I was on E and I was about to enter the stretch that I had mention before where there are no gas stations.
At this point, I decided to turn around and look for a gas station before continuing with my trip. I was pretty proud of myself, I felt like such a responsible adult. I smiled at myself thinking how I had escaped from being stressed out on the freeway trying to make it to the nearest gas station. I was finally a responsible member of society.
I pulled up to a gas station with the gas needle just touching the "E". It was then when I realized that I was screwed. I FORGOT MY DEBIT CARD AT HOME!!!!
I viciously started to look for money in my car. I found a total of $1.50.
I honestly thought of walking into the convince store and asking to put $1.50 on pump number 6, lol. I didn't know what to do. A $1.50 was not going to be enough to make it home. I wouldn't even have made it out of the gas station. I was desperate, I honestly thought about asking someone for gas money but I just could never see myself doing that.
I sat in my car reflecting on my adulthood and realized that nobody told me that adulthood would be this frustrating. I promise myself from then on to fill up my car with gas and stop only putting, $10-$20 at a time.
Then I realized that I had a phone! Maybe I could send the worker from the convenience store gas money though the Ca$h app or Venmo. I know, I soon realized that maybe this wasn't going to be possible.
Then, it came to me. Like a miracle, I have Apple Pay!
I have never used Apple Pay but I knew of its existence.
I open the app and for some reason, my card had already been registered, so I might have registered it at some point but never used it.
Now the question was..... Does this gas station accept Apple Pay?
I walked into the convenience store with phone in hand. I was just hoping for the best. I went up to the clerk and asked the magic words... Do you accept Apple Pay?
He said, yes!!!!
I was like "Omg fill it up.... umm nvm can I get $10 on number 6, please "
I will never learn my lesson.