05-15-2008, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East Texas
| | Re: Wife Asked Me to Streak
So maybe there really was some handwriting on the wall (in the bathroom, get it?). At least you got three kids in the deal, that's good.
Here's one that's old and you may have heard about it but I did get to help out on it in a real life scenario. This was in the mid 70's when the gas shortage was on, so I was just a young guy. There was a man who worked where I did and he was one of those hard-headed retired military guys. He bought some small car, I think a Chevette or maybe a Pinto and was constantly bragging about how much gas it would save and preaching to us how we were going to go broke driving our "gas guzzlers", as Jimmy Carter called them. We had heard of this prank and decided to do it on him. One of the guys would carry a gas can in his trunk and every day or two at break he would go and pour a little bit of gas into this guy's tank, not enough to notice on the gage. Well, his mileage kept getting better and he wouldn't let us forget it. We had his mileage up to some incredible amount, I think 60-70 mpg. We planned to keep going until something gave, which it finally did. After a while, someone (not in our workplace) put 2 and 2 together and told him what must be going on. He finally figured it out and confronted us, and we admitted to the trick. He took it really well considering how he normally reacted to things. But for a long time we would come in and rib him with things like "Hey, Frank, is that new car up to 100 mpg yet?".
Of course gas was about 10% of what it is now but I think we all pitched in on the cost. But it was well worth it.