Oh so true on many levels. Eric was pretty entertaining, I particularly enjoyed the photo of his little son, wrench-in-hand helping dad out.
The first gas stop = is spot on. Mine was 11:00 pm on a weeknight, fueling up on a test drive. City bus pulls over, driver gets out, comes over (with passengers in his bus!) asks questions, takes pictures. Meanwhile, a citizen pulls up in front of the car, gets out while looking at the front of the car, gets down on hands and knees looking for something. Took me a bit to figure out (still talking to bus driver) what he was looking for....... the brand badge.