No gas for you!

Nashville ran out of gas this weekend.  Not so much because of a real lack of gas, though that did play a small part.  No, it is because our city is crazy.  And anxiety ridden.  And kinda stupid in a silly way.

Because I pulled up to a gas pump, no line, no waiting for the pumps to prime, on Sunday afternoon.  After the mass hysteria.

Because of this situation I get a call this morning from my mom…

Marie:  Hello.
Mom:  Marie.  What was the name of the kangaroo before it was a kangaroo?
Marie:  Excuse me?
Mom:  The kangaroo.  What did we call it before?
Marie:  What kangaroo?  You guys have a kangaroo?
Mom:  On the corner.  Marie, what was it called? (Her voice tells me this is not the time to act like I don’t understand her… unfortunately, I really don’t understand her)
Marie:  The kangaroo? On the corner? I really don’t know…
Mom:  Marie!
Marie: Mom! (Because saying each other’s name in frustration helps the communication process)  I don’t know a kangaroo on a corner… OH!!! The Kangaroo Express gas station!  What was the gas station called before it was a Kangaroo Express!  I get it!
Mom:  What did you think I was talking about?
Marie:  A real kangaroo.  I thought you needed the name of a kangaroo.  Isn’t that funny? I thought you’d gone crazy.  That we’d have to put you down or something…
Mom:  What was the kangaroo before? (She isn’t down with the jokes today.)
Marie:  Golden Gallon.
Mom:  Thank you.  I need to call and see if they have gas.  Bye.

Beginning your day with funny phone calls from mom is better than coffee.

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5 thoughts on “No gas for you!

  1. Liz says:

    This post is just another reason I love reading this blog!

  2. mckinneyoatescereal says:

    Liz, this is kind of the coolest comment ever because I don’t think we know each other, but here we are, strangers, sharing our world on the internet. Awesome.

    Does this make anyone else feel like buying the world a Coke? Seriously, the internet makes this such a small world 😀

  3. Crystal says:

    Marie, everyone should read your blog. For real. And maybe since I know you I’m a little biased, but if I didn’t, I’d still think everyone should read your blog.

  4. mckinneyoatescereal says:

    Crystal, you’re so sweet.

    And when will your blog be up? (I’m relentless… like a pit bull 😀 Seriously, just go to and sign up… it’s free 😀 )

  5. Crystal says:

    🙂 Oh Marie. You make me smile.

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