I Was Shocked !

Redbow

Senior Member
And so were my friends that night back in 1964. I was still in high school and working at my Stepdad's Amoco station that we ran for quite a few years. Two of my best friends were on duty there with me that night my Stepdad always hired people he knew and could trust to help us run the place especially during the summer months.

The other thread about gas pumps reminded me of what happened that shocked all three of us young teen-agers on that hot summers night so long ago.

A brand new Ford Thunderbird rolled up to one of our gas pumps we could see a young female was driving the car and traveling all by herself. She got out of her car and we could see that the young lady was a total knock out, she was a beautiful young woman. All three of us on duty jumped at the opportunity to be of service to this walking Angel before us. She needed gas one of us filled her gas tank while the other two checked under the hood of her car and washed the windshield. She visited our ladies room while we were checking her car out and of course keeping a look out for another look at her.

The young lady returned to her car walked inside the office and paid for her gas and thanked us for helping her, she was a very polite young woman. We watched as she walked back to her car got in then started the engine and drove away. We young boys looked at each other and said WOW, that girl was gorgeous hope she comes back soon. Well she did, suddenly she drove back to the service station stopped at the front door then got out and came back into the office where we were. I was sitting on the counter one of my friends was behind the cash register and the other one was sitting beside the glass plate window in a chair. That beautiful creature walked up, stood right in front of me and said. Would you like to go to Florida? For just a moment I was stunned into silence while my two friends sat there with their chins down and almost touching their chests.

The only thing I could think of to say was well, I have to go to school tomorrow so I can't go to Florida. Again she told me, well if you want to go get in that Thunderbird because that's where I am going tonight and you are welcome to come along with me. I again reluctantly told the young lady that I was sorry but I just couldn't go with her but I wished I could. She walked out of the office got into her car crossed the bridge over I-95 to the southbound on ramp and away she went. We never saw that girl again but we hoped to. I hope she made it to Florida safely but that I will never know. If I remember correctly her license tag on her car was from New Jersey.

For quite some time my friends told everyone they knew about what happened that night and that I was invited by a beautiful young lady for a trip to Florida in a brand new Thunderbird. My Mama would have killed me had I done so, or maybe someone on the road to Florida would have had I taken her up on her offer. Why that neatly dressed young woman picked me out to go to Florida with her and not one of my friends that night I will never know that either.
 

fishfryer

frying fish driveler
And so were my friends that night back in 1964. I was still in high school and working at my Stepdad's Amoco station that we ran for quite a few years. Two of my best friends were on duty there with me that night my Stepdad always hired people he knew and could trust to help us run the place especially during the summer months.

The other thread about gas pumps reminded me of what happened that shocked all three of us young teen-agers on that hot summers night so long ago.

A brand new Ford Thunderbird rolled up to one of our gas pumps we could see a young female was driving the car and traveling all by herself. She got out of her car and we could see that the young lady was a total knock out, she was a beautiful young woman. All three of us on duty jumped at the opportunity to be of service to this walking Angel before us. She needed gas one of us filled her gas tank while the other two checked under the hood of her car and washed the windshield. She visited our ladies room while we were checking her car out and of course keeping a look out for another look at her.

The young lady returned to her car walked inside the office and paid for her gas and thanked us for helping her, she was a very polite young woman. We watched as she walked back to her car got in then started the engine and drove away. We young boys looked at each other and said WOW, that girl was gorgeous hope she comes back soon. Well she did, suddenly she drove back to the service station stopped at the front door then got out and came back into the office where we were. I was sitting on the counter one of my friends was behind the cash register and the other one was sitting beside the glass plate window in a chair. That beautiful creature walked up, stood right in front of me and said. Would you like to go to Florida? For just a moment I was stunned into silence while my two friends sat there with their chins down and almost touching their chests.

The only thing I could think of to say was well, I have to go to school tomorrow so I can't go to Florida. Again she told me, well if you want to go get in that Thunderbird because that's where I am going tonight and you are welcome to come along with me. I again reluctantly told the young lady that I was sorry but I just couldn't go with her but I wished I could. She walked out of the office got into her car crossed the bridge over I-95 to the southbound on ramp and away she went. We never saw that girl again but we hoped to. I hope she made it to Florida safely but that I will never know. If I remember correctly her license tag on her car was from New Jersey.

For quite some time my friends told everyone they knew about what happened that night and that I was invited by a beautiful young lady for a trip to Florida in a brand new Thunderbird. My Mama would have killed me had I done so, or maybe someone on the road to Florida would have had I taken her up on her offer. Why that neatly dressed young woman picked me out to go to Florida with her and not one of my friends that night I will never know that either.
You might have been tested and she was a yankee! Hope this helps.
 

fishfryer

frying fish driveler
Could be, but I was young, broke as far as money goes and at the time the Yankee part would not have bothered me at all.. :):)
You I think made not only a wise decision but the only one for a broke teenage boy with 4 states between the gas station and Florida.
 

Redbow

Senior Member
You I think made not only a wise decision but the only one for a broke teenage boy with 4 states between the gas station and Florida.
Actually it was the only decision that I could make at the time. I still sometimes wonder as to what her intentions were had I gone along on her trip to Florida. Maybe she was lonely and sincere I don't know but it has been good food for thought for a very long time now.
 

oldfella1962

Senior Member
You might have been tested and she was a yankee! Hope this helps.
Jersey plates? It could have been a setup. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Who knows? You might have found yourself waking up with a bad headache behind the wheel of a stolen car with Jersey plates, and her husband's body in the trunk. You know how those Yankees are! ;)

I can't believe that The Andy Griffith Show never did an episode of such a scenario with Goober (from over to the fillin' station) as the hapless "fall-guy". Somehow Juanita from the diner (that Barney always talks about) is involved.
 

Redbow

Senior Member
Jersey plates? It could have been a setup. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Who knows? You might have found yourself waking up with a bad headache behind the wheel of a stolen car with Jersey plates, and her husband's body in the trunk. You know how those Yankees are! ;)

I can't believe that The Andy Griffith Show never did an episode of such a scenario with Goober (from over to the fillin' station) as the hapless "fall-guy". Somehow Juanita from the diner (that Barney always talks about) is involved.
Goober would have been to shy to go with a woman on a trip back then more than likely. I too was shy during that time and no matter what the lady was up to no way would I have gotten into any car with a totally strange woman to even ride around the block much less a trip to Florida no matter how beautiful she really was.
 

turkeykirk

Senior Member
Might have been worth it even if I had to walk back from Florida. :)
At least you could have walked back with a sunburn! :biggrin2: :rofl:
 

slow motion

Senior Member
Shoulda went…
There's a scene in the movie Detroit Rock City where the high school boys are debating about picking up the young lady who is walking along the side of the interstate. One says horror movies start this way. The other says yeah but porno movies start this way too.
 

notnksnemor

The Great and Powerful Oz
Only thing I remember about my younger days working at a gas station was the lesson not to squat down behind a car with the gas cap behind the license plate.
Couple of splash backs to the crotch will make a believer out of you.
 

oldfella1962

Senior Member
Reminds of the ending to the movie dumb and dumber. lol
Yes that is a great scene from a movie full of great scenes. Jim Carrey had it going on in the 90's that's for sure.
 

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