The other day was sunny and “warmish” in Seattle – and I was feeling like having a coke slurpee. We were on the way to take a drive on a lazy Sunday afternoon and Greg stopped at our neighborhood 7-11. Because we had our puppy in the truck with us – I went in alone to get my slurpee and snacks for the road.
As I approached the slurpee machine – I noticed one of the nozzles on the pop machine right next to the slurpees, sizzling and spraying – like a hose from the yard where the nozzle has been tightened not to let any water out – after a while the water pressure is too much if the water is not turned off and the end begins to sizzle and spray. It was just a very small amount – so I did not pay too much attention to it and proceeded to choose my cup. Finally the angry nozzle just LET GO – and I jumped back in time, barely avoiding getting completely soaked. The manager quickly came over and adjusted something to stop the spray. He then went to the back of the store and disappeared, I assumed to shut the machine off – and I went back to where I was and started filling up my slurpee cup.
Suddenly without warning – no sizzling, no sound of pressure – the nozzle EXPLODED – and it was too late to get out-of-the-way this time. It was all over me. I remember thinking right while it was happening – “this will make a really good blog article – no one will believe this!”
That is my story – exactly as it happened. I received no apology for the explosion – maybe there was none that needed to be given – I mean, whose fault was it anyway? It seemed like just a freak accident. I mean – things sometimes just happen, right?
When was the last time an explosion happened close to you, right on you or by you? Do you ever feel like that nozzle – ready to just EXPLODE? No warning – no lead up – just all of a sudden – “THAR SHE BLOWS”!!
What’s your story?