November 08 2010

Two Truths (and a Questionable Maybe Truth)

Here are a couple things I know that seem to consistently come in handy! Along with one other thing! So I’m dropping this knowledge!

1. Gas Tank Arrow

I never knew this before and I’ve told alot of people who didn’t know it neither– so I think maybe it’s a less commonly known thing than it should be! And it might come in handy forever! Especially if you rent cars alot! Here tis the dilly… On the gas gauge there’s always a little arrow. The arrow points to the left or the right. That arrow will tell you what side of the car the gas tank is on! Done and done! Once I learned this it saved me countless pulling in the wrong ways or craning my neck out the window to see if I can see what’s what! This is a goodie if you don’t know it you’ll never forget it too. Every car in the world has this I think…

Coolio!

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2. Common Water Wall

When I worked in book publishing I used to work alot of trade shows. And once I was at the Javitz Center wandering around and I stopped by the Pez booth and I was talking to the Pez rep. He was realllly into Pez. I was amazed by this guy because he was so heavily into Pez. He struck me as the type of guy that was obsessed with Pez as a child and now he can’t believe how blessed he is to be working in a world surrounded by Pez all day. Anyway, after we talked I asked him if he knew where the nearest bathroom is — and he lit up. He pointed over to the water fountains and said, ‘They gotta be around there somewhere. Always a common water wall.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ And he said that the water fountain has to be near the plumbing and because they build all that stuff along the same wall. Always a common water wall.’

I know this one seems a bit more obvious but often when I’m looking for a bathroom and I see a water fountain I think, ‘Gotta be around there somewhere— common water wall…’

3. Return to Sender

This one isn’t exactly a truth nor probably legal– but am I wrong to think that if I put a letter in the mailbox with my address as the TO: and the FROM: address to the person I want the letter to go to (essentially reverse the TO and FROM) and put no stamps on it– will the post office will just return the letter to the sender? Aka… Mail my letter for free? I know there’s a dead letter office but that’s for undeliverable mail. I know that it’s probably not 100% reliable… but it seems like it would be kinda sorta? I mean– I don’t think the post office would throw a letter in the garbage because there’s not a stamp on it. It is recommended– but they’d just return it to sender… right? Loophole?

ok bye!

tOdd

PS. If you have a truth pls post it below

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Val Gal says:

I love the gas tank hint! My husband taught it to me. Except my 2000 Isuzu Rodeo doesn’t have the arrow. Go figure.

the REAL weeze says:

I AM FIRRRSSTT YOU BITCCHEESS!!!! THEIRS A TRUTH BEING TOLDDDD BITCCHESSS!!! HATERS LIE AND HATE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Nicol says:

I don’t think the mail thing would work. There has to be at least some evidence that there was a stamp there. Like those marks from the post office. If you put that in your mailbox, the mailman will see that there is no stamp on in and just leave it there. If you drop it in a box on the street, when the mail gets sorted, it will be returned to you. I’ve tried it. Shhhh…..

Concerned Pervert says:

You have to put some “dried glue” on it. I’ve got some you can have.

Hey- I’m posting in the future!

Jane says:

@Nicol, if the letter is returned to “you” then you can just reverse the addresses to make it work, right? So if you printed Sender A and Recipient B, it’s gonna go to either A or B, correct?

Anonymous says:

If there is no arrow on the gas guage just look to where the nozzle on the gas pump image is, that is the side the fuel door is located. (usually right side)

markev says:

Saran Wrap and tinfoil have tabs you can push in at either end of the box which keep the roll in place when you pull on the sheet. Only took me 30 years to find it, hopefully have saved someone some time!

Medusa says:

Thank you I will look for those, and for me it’s ehem…over 40 years.

Concerned Parent says:

Todd, I’m not sure it is a bright idea to promoting what probably is a FEDERAL offence by onpurposelly commiting FRAUD against the POST OFFICE! I do not mean to be a whistelblower but if this caught on there would be nobody to blame but yourself. I would recommend DELETING this post

Concerned Pervert says:

OK, Nervous Nellie, it DOESN’T work so there would be NO federal OFFENCE and the POST Office guys KNOW this and get a GOOD laugh every time this SCAM makes the rounds so you can go BACK to making posts with random WORDS capitalized FOR emphasis and surfing PORN WEB-SIGHTS with your underaged DAUGHTER.

I would recommend you BLOWING my “whistel”. If you CATCH my DRIFT.

Concerned Pervert says:

I have an arrow like that. It indicates which side I’m wearing my pants on that day- usually to the left, but sometimes I change it up just to keep the ladies guessing.

Yellowdog says:

Blah blah post office yadda yadda “postage due” etc etc.

Dozer says:

Since you dont appear to understand what todd was talking about with the letter let me make it simple for you.

IF YOU DROP A LETTER IN THE MAILBOX WITH BOTH THE ADDRESS AND RETURN ADDRESS THE SAME WITH NO STAMP WHATSOEVER+++++ WHERE WOULD THAT LETTER GO????

Vitamin K says:

Dude, everyone knows about the gas meter thing It’s like dashboard 101

gunfever says:

crap post

Z says:

I don’t know if the stamp thing is such a good idea. Like, if the PO finds a letter with a return address to Alaska in NYC, I doubt they will mail it back to Alaska. Too fishy.

Love, Z

R N says:

I never knew this before and I’ve told alot of people who didn’t know it neither– so I think maybe it’s a less commonly known thing than it should be! And it might come in handy forever! Especially if you rent cars alot! Here tis the dilly… On the gas gauge there’s always a little arrow. The arrow points to the left or the right. That arrow will tell you what side of the car the gas tank is on! Done and done! Once I learned this it saved me countless pulling in the wrong ways or craning my neck out the window to see if I can see what’s what! This is a goodie if you don’t know it you’ll never forget it too. Every car in the world has this I think…

Wooow! Thanks Todd. I didn’t know that. Thanks!!

Nicol says:

Dozer, that is not what Todd was talking about.

Bagle says:

the gas thing isnt real. check Snopes online. it mentioned about it

R N says:

Really?

Toyman says:

Well, at least one car I have owned had a little triangular arrow next to the gas pump icon, indicating for the more intuitively impaired among us where the gas cap was…

Angry Man says:

I’ve only seen the fuel gauge triangle on a couple of cars. Not that common over here. And the story of the hose on the picture of the bowser indicating the fuel cap side is not true. Sure, it’s correct on 50% of cars, but that is just dumb luck.

In Australia, the post office delivers the letter, then sends a bill to the poster for the unpaid postage and admin fee.

Anonymous says:

Good tinfoil/saran wrap tip. I had no idea.

WTF?!??!?!?!?!?! says:

I just took a dump SO big I had to get 7 stitches!

Jane says:

I continually marvel at those who don’t sense, on at least some level, the common water wall. Like people in restaurants who ask where the bathroom is. It’s near the kitchen! Common water wall! Even if you can’t say why you know where it is, you should kinda know where it is.

Anonymous says:

I learned the “E” on the gauge does not stand for enough.

jayslick says:

touche

The Weeze Lives On says:

HAHAHHAHA!!!! BITCHES!!!! I WILL ALWAYS BE FIRST!!!!! I AM THE WEEZE!!! SUCK IT!!!!!

Medusa says:

tOdd you need to get a rating scale on your posts. I wanna leave a funny, stupid, brilliant, helpful, and kill the weeze click without having to comment. Know how to hook one up?

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Ned Ryerson says:

“I continually marvel at those who don’t sense, on at least some level, the common water wall. Like people in restaurants who ask where the bathroom is. It’s near the kitchen! Common water wall! Even if you can’t say why you know where it is, you should kinda know where it is”

Wow, I bet you are a lot of fun to go to dinner with. I know of many restaurants that do not have the bathroom on the same side of the building as the kitchen. Moreover, knowing where the entrance to the kitchen is (if you even do) doesn’t mean you know where the water is in the kitchen. Finally, most kitchens have water in more than one location.

Keep your condescending comments to yourself.

Concerned Pervert says:

When dining out in a fine restaurant, I always try to take a dump in the kitchen and wash up afterwards in the soup. Since it’s a common water wall, what’s the difference?

Oh, and when anybody else heard the phrase “common water wall”, did they get the urge to take a leak on that wall, or was that just me?

WTF?!??!?!?!?!?! says:

You are an idiot Ned. You are an idiot on February 2nd and you are an idiot today. In the future leave the comment posts to the non-insurance-selling non-idiots.

bark65 says:

I have an 04 Mustang. There is no indication on the dashboard control panel where the gas tank is. Is this a new development?

WTF, indeed says:

Mmmmm…creepy internet stalker.

Tanyay says:

I did the no stamp and reverse the addresses thing a very long time ago. It worked twice and the 3rd time it came postage due.

Sh!tForBra!ns says:

Wouldn’t it make the most sense to ALWAYS put the gas cap on the driver’s side, as the driver is the one getting the gas 95% of the time?

Even I could figure this out, and I have, well, sh!t for bra!ns.

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