June 13th, 2008 19:36 EST
"Gas Men" Superheroes Give Away Loot At Gas Station
"PLAINVILLE, Conn. - They don`t climb tall buildings in a single bound, but the mysterious "Gas Men" are super heroes to some fed-up motorists. The unknown duo were dressed in sunglasses, baseball caps, khakis and matching green golf shirts when they gave Gayle Kilburn a $100 bill on Thursday as she filled up her car at a Citgo in Plainville.
They also handed her a card that read "Re-Fueling Our Community" and was signed "The Gas Men."
Kilburn says she was stunned by the gesture and at first thought it was a stunt with Monopoly money. She later realized it was real cash and used it to fill her tank.
She said the Gas Men also helped five or six other customers."
Quotation from the Associated Press
If you are being mugged a superhero isn`t going to swoop down from the sky to save you, and a policeman is never there when you need him.Superheroes exist only in celluloid fantasies, and cops are good only for insurance purposes.
Regular guys can`t aspire to be superheroes capable of superhuman feats like saving our planet from an asteroid, but the "Gas Men" proved that we can all make a difference in small ways.
If I`m at a gas station I`d rather be visited by the Gas Men, than Superman, Spiderman or any other superhero.
The exploits of the Gas Men probably won`t be chronicled in a Hollywood movie, but this humble blogger is doing his part to give them their props.