Ack!December 3, 2006
lala sent me this link, from the Los Angeles Fire Department blog. (Isn't it fitting that they have one? Cute. It probably has hair and makeup people, too.)
You know that whole static buildup thing at the gas pump? That you thought was crap? Like how you're not supposed to get back into your car while fueling, or use your cell phone?
It's not crap. Check it. Scary stuff. (Not gory, though, safe for the fire-phobes like me to watch.) Even though I work for a major metropolitan fire department, I never knew this could actually happen. And I'm one of those that always carries a major charge, shocking myself hugely every time I get out of any car, open any metal door..... Yikes.