urban myth

gasoline tanker truck
The driver says it’s an urban myth, that customers shouldn’t buy fuel when service station tanks are being filled
He claims that in line filtration between the storage tank and the customer’s car would capture any sediment lofted by turbulence associated with fuel delivery.
I needed gas, bought some.


To live in a place where there is rain, and in a place where the villagers don’t make charcoal out of every available woody plant.

The forked twigs of Witch Hazel are preferred as divining rods. An extract of the plant is used in the astringent witch hazel. The bark and leaves were used by native Americans in the treatment of external inflammations. Pond’s Extract was a popular distillation of the bark in dilute alcohol.–Wikipedia


chewing tobacco on airplane, the OOF fellow in background, spitting in a jar…