Have you ever wondered what happens when you leave your car running while you're filling up the gas tank?
The answer: Absolutely nothing, thank God.
At least the one time we have done it.
During our trip to Northern VA this last weekend, we stopped to fill up my sister's gas tank before Pete and Piper and I flew out.
Kate, who was driving, pulled up, put the car into Park, and forgot that it was on as she flipped the tank open for Pete to fill up. Just as he was finishing, we realized the car was still running.
And we Hadn't. Blown. Up.
NOTE: This is not something we plan to repeat in order to verify our result through scientific experimentation.
(But my passive/aggressive husband did satisfy yet another of his really-should-be-impossible lifelong dreams. The Kate/Pete combination can get kinda risky sometimes. I know you're not supposed to try to change your spouse after you get married, but I really am trying to encourage him to tap into a survival instinct. I know it must be in there, somewhere...)