Father O’Leary, the parish priest, was waiting in a queue at the filling station to have his car filled with petrol, just before a long holiday weekend.
Even though the attendant at the pumps was working as fast as he could, there were many cars ahead of him and the queue seemed to be moving very slowly.
Finally, the attendant motioned the priest toward a vacant pump.
“Father”, the young man said, “I’m so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip”.
Father O’Leary chuckled, “I know what you mean my son. It’s the same in my business”.
Takes me back a few years to my younger days when you had to wait for an attendant to help fill the car up for you and self-service pumps were rare. I can imagine the queues to fill up these days would be horrendous as there are so many more cars on the road. If you have a story about refueling the car that you would like to share, please leave us a comment, we would love to hear your story.
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