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Unintended consequence of buying a Tesla

benf

Member
Oct 20, 2015
140
15
Yorba Linda, CA
It would appear that there has been an unintended consequence of buying the Tesla: I am completely out of gum at work because I no longer stop at the gas station. This is extremely concerning. I will have to change my shopping habits at the grocery store/costco and stock up on gum there now instead. I knew about range anxiety, but the gum anxiety really came out of nowhere.
 

mkspeedr

Member
Jun 14, 2015
758
807
Santa Clara, CA
I have two Unintended consequences of owning a Tesla.

1. I am no longer able to participate in conversations about gas prices. I am actually at the point where I have not looked in so long - I don't remember how much gas is a gallon.

2. I no longer get the social interaction while pumping gas (usually around 10pm) from the guy asking for a couple of bucks to put gas in his car.
 

f-stop

Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
1,463
1,408
Vancouver BC, Canada
It would appear that there has been an unintended consequence of buying the Tesla: I am completely out of gum at work because I no longer stop at the gas station. This is extremely concerning. I will have to change my shopping habits at the grocery store/costco and stock up on gum there now instead. I knew about range anxiety, but the gum anxiety really came out of nowhere.
I'm only a couple weeks into ownership but was just wondering yesterday if should I pull up to the self-serve pumps at the neighbourhood gas station, you know, for old times sake. But what would I do there? (I don't chew gum, or buy lotto tickets). I guess I could take a free paper towel...
 

Patrick W

Active Member
Mar 17, 2015
1,476
882
SLC, UT
I'm only a couple weeks into ownership but was just wondering yesterday if should I pull up to the self-serve pumps at the neighbourhood gas station, you know, for old times sake. But what would I do there? (I don't chew gum, or buy lotto tickets). I guess I could take a free paper towel...

I've heard of some Tesla owners who still stop at gas stations to wash the car's windows. :)
 

gizmoboy

Member
Jul 2, 2015
700
38
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
It would appear that there has been an unintended consequence of buying the Tesla: I am completely out of gum at work because I no longer stop at the gas station. This is extremely concerning. I will have to change my shopping habits at the grocery store/costco and stock up on gum there now instead. I knew about range anxiety, but the gum anxiety really came out of nowhere.

Buy one pack of gum at Costco and you should be set for the year...
 

S4WRXTTCS

Well-Known Member
May 3, 2015
5,365
6,063
Snohomish, WA
Closet full of clothes from Outlet Centers.

Why? Cause Tesla put their superchargers next to them. What else I'm I supposed to do?

It was completely nefarious and wiped out my gas savings.

*shakes fist*
 

bmah

Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums
Mar 17, 2015
3,889
6,976
Lafayette, CA, USA
Closet full of clothes from Outlet Centers.

Why? Cause Tesla put their superchargers next to them. What else I'm I supposed to do?

It was completely nefarious and wiped out my gas savings.

*shakes fist*

^^^ This. My first Supercharger stop cost me $700 at Vacaville Premium Outlets. :scared:
 

f-stop

Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
1,463
1,408
Vancouver BC, Canada
just encountered another (and perhaps ironic) unintended consequence of trading in my ICE for a Tesla...

arrived home today in my Model S and had to move my wife's ICE SUV which was parked on the driveway and blocking my entry to the garage. Turned the key but found the SUV's battery had died... needs a jump start! (Might be due to it hardly being driven since I got my MS?)

Well, I DO still have my old jumper cables in the garage, but......

luckily a friend happens to be coming by later tonight, he has a car.
 

StaceyS

Member
Jul 10, 2015
210
49
Bend, OR United States
I have a 1980 BMW 320i project car that I drive maybe a few times a month. Its a manual transmission car, and everything is manual, do-it-yourself, which I like. You can't even lock the driver's door with the door lock button, you have to close the door and lock it with the key.

Took it out a week ago on some errands. Parked it at the store, went in and took my time shopping and browsing. Came back out, car wouldn't start. I had left the lights on. I have never done something like that before in my life.

I have also previously attempted to switch the car off by pressing on the windshield wiper stalk. Didn't work, and what surprised me was how long I actually tried pressing on the stalk before realizing what I was doing...
 

green1

Active Member
Mar 25, 2014
4,548
1,121
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I left my wife's Highlander running for a few hours the other day. I had to move it and when I was done I just jumped out and walked away... oops!
I wish I could get to that point, but I drive an ICE for work (and it's a piece of ____!!!) so I actually spend more time in it than in the Tesla (makes me sad :( ) so I'm far more likely to spend time grasping for a non-existent key on the MS than to forget to turn off an ICE
 

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