Stage 2. Turning off the AC and turning down the radio so that you can worry better.
Stage 3. Praying.
Stage 4. Mentally calculating the distance to the gas station and how long it would take to walk with your current shoe choice.
Stage 5. Promising never, never, EVER to let your tank go below ½ full if you can just make it to the gas station this time!
Stage 6. Sweet talking your car and calling it baby.
Stage 7. Coasting down hills.
Stage 8. Finally pulling into the gas station only to notice the “out of order” hood over the nearest pump.
Stage 9. Filling the car with gas and then going on upon your merry way…until you hit “E” again.
And yes, this totally happened to me this morning as I was dropping off Jack.
What do you think… did I miss any? Am I the only one who keeps promising myself that I will never let the gas tank get low again, only to do it like 75% of the time that I use my truck?!