In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Petrol for Pippy

Today I had a dozen errands to run and things to accomplish.  Plans weren’t going “wrong”, but they weren’t going “right” either.  (The definition of “right” means going the way I wanted them to!)  I had planned to be home around 5 p.m., feed the dogs, fix dinner, prepare my papers and be ready for an 8 p.m. meeting.  At 6:30 I was still on the road.  L

I noticed Pippy’s gas gauge was very close to the E mark.  I generally do not like to have the tank below ¼ full.  Assuming the gauge was accurate (?) there was maybe 1 gallon of gas in there.  The last time I fuelled Pippy was last year, so it was time.

At the gas station I could NOT unlock the gas cap!  The key just would not turn the lock.  I made 7 or 8 different attempts trying everything I could think of.  My thoughts were NOT pretty at the time.  CRAP!  I don’t need this delay!!!  I’m late already. There goes dinner.  I need desperately to go pee right now.  Now I will be ill-prepared for the meeting.  No time to call Doc and have him come help me.  Maybe not enough fuel to get home from here.  Dang LOCK!!  WHY aren’t you cooperating with me? Etc., etc.

I looked down near my foot and saw a very shiny penny.  My thoughts switched to much friendlier ones.  “Hi Angels.  Okay.  Thank You for that reminder that you are present in ALL things.  Are you listening right now?”  I looked down and there was a second penny!  I swear it had not been there a few moments ago!  I laughed and said “God’s 2¢ worth?”  OK Angels, my key is not working on this lock.  I need a Divine Locksmith Please!".   I inserted the key and the lock opened without hesitation.  COINcidence?

Note:  Coins have been found every day so far in 2018.  It is now Day #203 in this latest streak of Consecutive Penny Finding Days.


Chaz said...

Well Tina, you’re probably better off getting frustrated with several attempts using your key, then doing what I do and being called a lazy lunatic:

My locking gas cap is just loose enough so all I have to do is jiggle it a few times and it pops off. A typical gas thief will not know how easy it would be, as it does require a certain touch. The other day it would not pop off with my magical touch, and I was getting very frustrated. I was screaming and yelling at the gas cap, trying all sorts of angles to remove it. I too was in a rush and had to get that thing off and the tank filled immediately!

The person filling his tank next to me came over and said oh no, did you lose your key? I said no it’s inside the glove compartment. He said why don’t you get it? I said because I’m already out here. I think he started to say something but then just gave me a strange look, shook his head, and went get back to pumping his gas… and did not drive off until long after I did.

I finally popped the cap off – without my key. But then I realized I left my wallet behind.

Lakiesha said...

What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing that!

Unknown said...

We didn't have that problem when I was with you !!!

Tina said...

Perhaps it is because I did not Fuel her during the time you were here! LOL