Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Running on fumes


I've never actually run my car down to the point where the gas tank was completely empty. This weekend, I came pretty darn close. We went down to Southern California for a family get together and on the way home, were close enough to home that I wanted to fill up the tank once we made the exit from the freeway. There is a setting for the car that shows the range and about how many miles you have left in the tank and I watched this setting intensely as we neared closer to home. The mileage started going down and just as we got off the freeway, the range turned from showing numbers to a picture of the car needing to get filled up. How cute is that? I bet those car designers put that feature in just for me because they knew it would just tickle me to death.

4 comments:

nicolieliz said...

I love how you are more excited about the cute picture than you were concerned that the car was going to run out of gas...

Graham said...

Hmm. Though really, you need the exactness of numbers most at the very end, so that's precisely the time I wouldn't want it to switch to a picture. Still, whatever makes you happy... :-)

kimbalina said...

Well see, that's the thing. There was nothing left...so instead of saying 2 miles or 0, they gave me a picture. =)

Nynaeve al'Meara said...

that is a cute picture :)