My Two Sense: Gas Station in Saint Michael, MN

view from my car

I’m sitting in my car next to the gas pump listening to the hard rain.  It’s falling in that way that sounds like rolling pebbles.  I can hear engines murmuring nearby and a man chattering violently on his phone about how people give you looks when you buy less than $5 in gasoline.

I got hooked on the smell of gas when I was a kid.  I have to make a conscious effort not to breathe it in when I’m fueling up.  I sit in my car to avoid my addiction as the numbers roll up.  My car smells stale and a little bit like coffee. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

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7 Responses to My Two Sense: Gas Station in Saint Michael, MN

  1. Doug Trumm
    Doug Trumm May 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    This post is refreshingly weird! Poetic even!

  2. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke May 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    🙂 agreed. Aaaah, the smell of gas stations in the morning.

  3. Froggie May 22, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    A bit much on the satire…

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke May 22, 2014 at 7:55 am #

      Pretty sure this isn’t satire.

    • Matt Steele
      Matt Steele May 22, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Seems serious to me.

  4. sinanji May 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Just the right amount of nostalgia for me.


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