Saturday, April 30, 2011

Your Gas Stinks

Okay calm down, don't have a complex.
Every ones gas stinks.

It always seems that when I'm on my way to a gig, I need to get gas (or petrol to our European friends, or diesel if you're like me). The problem is when the inevitable happens and gas/oil residue on the gas pump handle gets on our hands, the smell of gas doesn't come off. Believe me you can scrub your hands 'til they're raw in the service station restroom, that stench will NOT come off. If you're working close-up with your audience that night or simply shaking hands with a client, you could potentially be sending a negative 'odorous' vibe that could effect your first impression on them. This is something I have been doing recently that has circumvented the 'stinky gas hands' syndrome. Most service stations have paper towels at the pumps and if they do, try this easy fix...

Step One: Grab a towel. (see photo)

Step Two: Wrap the towel around the gas pump handle before picking it up.

Step Three: Pump your gas and...voila! Your hand is protected from the evil residue and consequent odour of gas.


I was walking along the boardwalk near my home and came across this prose near the beach on a piece of bristol board. For some reason it struck a chord.

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"If you do not compare, you can not judge.
If you do not judge, you can not criticize.
If you do not criticize, you can find compassion.
When you are compassionate, you can love yourself.
When you love yourself, you can open your heart to the world and be free."

Intawuk (The Unicyclist)
April 2010