Thursday I was on my way home after Open House at school and running on "E." I had not heard that everyone was scrambling for gas, but all the gas stations seemed overly crowded for that time of evening, so I coasted on through town to the "little" gas station across from my subdivision that I like to use! I pulled up to the pump and put my card in to pre-pay, but all the screen did was flicker on and off the words "insert cash." Odd. You can't insert cash into a gas pump... hm... okay. So I go in and ask the lady if the pump is not working. She looks at the computer, says "it's clear" and asks me to try again. I go out, slide in my card, and now the screen is blank. I figure, maybe it read the card, I'll see if it will pump (you know, pumps these days WON'T pump if you haven't put in a card or pre-payed!). Thankfully the pump began running just fine. Wanting to make certain that I actually HAD paid for my gas I went back into the station and asked the clerk to make sure that the pump had read my card. She replied that no card had been inserted and the pump was off. I told her it was pumping and she came outside to see because the computer said it wasn't pumping at all! After I filled up (just shy of $50), we went back into the station and she told me the machine said, $0.00. WOW? "I guess it's my lucky day," I say jokingly. And she says cheerfully, "seriously, there is nothing I can do about it! It IS your lucky day!" I asked if she was sure, and she told me to have a great night! That's right folks... in the mad scramble for gas, I filled up FOR FREE!!!! :-) I was so excited - stuff like that never happens to me! Thank you Lord for unexpected blessings!!!
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