Does anyone know how long a car can run with the gas light on? I don't know where I picked this myth up, but I've always thought it was about 60 miles. Because of this, I frequently let my car run until she starts to stutter a little. I know this is probably bad for my car, but that 60 mile myth has always kept me reassured.
At 7:45 a.m. yesterday I ran out of gas on my way to work. My car coasted and locked up in the neighborhood of 100 North and 500 East. I walked the 9 blocks down to the gas station ("Thank Heaven for 7-11", indeed!) and bought a little gas can for 9 bucks.
I bought about $2 of gas, and walked the 9 blocks back. It took me 45 minutes and it was way better than sitting at work! It was cold and the leaves were falling and I got to contemplate things. Like how Provo is one of the only places that I could ask someone for a ride at the 7-11 and actually make it safely to my destination (I still decided against it). I also love the houses south of campus. Some of them are really cute and quaint. After working up an appetite, I treated myself to an egg McMuffin and then went to work. Such a lovely way to spend the morning, although I won't be coasting on empty anymore.