A lady came up to me and was emphatically motioning for me to not talk on my cell phone. She whispered, so as not to interrupt my conversation, "Don't use the phone while pumping gas." I waved her off. How is this possible logically I thought to myself. A wireless radio signal starts a fire? Really? Then why don't radios in cars start fires when you pump gas? Recently I pulled up to pump gas again with my mother on the other end of the cell phone...turns out she had heard the same thing.
What has been determined is that most of these fires have been started as a result of a person getting back into the car after starting the pump, not touching the metal handle when getting back out to ground themselves and STATIC resulting from this vehicle return started the fire..then subsequent explosion. Oh, and CIGARETTES (lit) and leaving the car's motor running while pumping gas. Most men don't get back in their car when pumping gas. Women unfortunately do....DONT! The right thing to do is to stand there and take the fumes and waste of time like a man. Literally.
Or...if you want to do this like a woman, balance your checkbook during this time and multi-task as we usually do! (no offense meant to the men reading this blog...just joking)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle