Posted 9/26/2018 12:59 PM (GMT -6)
I've had funny and dangerous.
One time I was driving our car while my wife and children were seated in the back seat. I forgot where we were going but I needed to fill up with gas so I stopped at the gas station.
I got out of the car, payed at the pump, opened the gas cap and began to put gas. I finished putting gas, put the pump back and got back in the car. As I started to drive away I hear my daughter in the back seat say "Mommy!" in sort of a worried voice. By now i am at the curb looking for a chance to merge into street traffic. Again my daughter says "Mommy!", this time louder and more worried.
As I pull away from the gas station, I look in the rear-view mirror and see my daughter looking at the back of the car through the back window. But, also in the rear window I see my wife standing at the curb with one bag in each hand watching us pull away, leaving her behind!
At that moment, I looked at my wife at the curb, I looked in the backseat expecting to see her and all I see is the worried faces of my kids because I just left their mommy behind. I remember thinking about how much trouble I was in and probably said a few expletives as I tried to make a U-Turn as quickly as I could to go back for my wife.
So, my wife says that while I was filling up she got out of the car, came up to me, asked me for money, which I gave her and I watched her as she walked into the gas station to buy snacks for the kids.
I don't remember any of that. She actually thought that I was kidding when I left her behind. My kids are older now and they still bring it up from time to time: "Dad, do you remember that time when you left mommy at the gas station?"