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Running on Empty (6 of 6)
Series: Let it Rain
Pastor Jeff Schreve
I was in high school in the last 70s I know I look a lot younger than that but that's when I was in high school the late 70s. And I had a car it was my Dad's car it was kinda a hand-me-down and I thought it was so cool. It was a gold Camero which we had just had rebuilt and it had a really neat paint job on it and I was driving that around. And when I was in high school and when I was driving gasoline was about 70 cents, 75 cents a gallon. Can you imagine I mean we don't really remember today kids 75 cents? I filled up my Expedition last week I was bone dry, $97.00 to fill it up. Man that's a ton. I saw this the other day, for gas Tom's Shell Station, I didn't go there, and my first born wasn't in the car. Gas is so expensive. Now when I was in high school 70 cents, 75 cents, I mean that's pretty cheap. But you know how cheap I was in high school? I was like most high school students I didn't have a job I didn't have any money. So I would think to myself, you know 75 cents is not that much so I'll just get a gallon. And that's how I would get gas, I would buy a gallon or I'd buy a dollar or maybe 2 dollars worth. You know here's a dollar I thought not bad a dollar. I could get to school and back a couple times on a dollar. But you know what? I was always running on empty. My Dad I mean if you want me to put gas in, cause if it's coming out of my pocket I'm going to put in change." And so that's how I was always running on empty which was kind of cool. You know I mean you're living on the edge you're a high school student you think, I'm living on the edge, my needle's always on E. I felt like Cramer in one of those Seinfeld episodes, where it's just like how far can we go on E? And it was cool and it was kind of good with my buddies, they'd be like okay that's driving tonight? Well I don't have any gas, I mean maybe you guys could drive or somebody could give me gas money. I k ...
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