There is nothing quite like watching others have no idea how chemistry works to start off your day.
An unidentified woman was caught on video at a Kroger gas station in an unidentified location pouring gasoline from the nozzle into a plastic bag.
She then attempted to tie up the plastic bag, double bag it and then put it in her trunk.
All while it is pouring rain outside.
The ole use a plastic bag to bring gas home. You’re doing great sweetie. @chicks https://t.co/iki21QRBuU— Barstool Sports (@Barstool Sports)1576163553.0
This won't quite work out the way the woman seems to be hoping it will.
Gasoline easily melts through certain types of plastic because the chemical structure of gasoline and of simple plastics are very similar. If she has any more than a few minutes' drive home, the gasoline will dissolve the plastic bag(s) and make a huge mess of her trunk.
Though people were impressed by the effort.
@barstoolsports @Chicks Well she did double bag it— David (@David)1576163598.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks Wow, at least use a paper bag— Eric Bell (@Eric Bell)1576163632.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks Driving home like https://t.co/v2zuQRF8Wd— Daddy Wonks (@Daddy Wonks)1576164048.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks I can see my mom is getting me what I want for Christmas. Can’t wait.— Tyler Caravoulias (@Tyler Caravoulias)1576163665.0
While she may not have suffered the consequences of literally bagging gasoline on camera.
@barstoolsports @Chicks So disappointed I watched this entire video and the bag never broke open.— Jackson Blankenship (@Jackson Blankenship)1576163739.0
She would inevitably suffer them, because unfortunately chemistry is a rather exact science.
@JacksonBlankens @barstoolsports @Chicks Don’t worry. It did in the trunk of her car.— Ryan Kuntz (@Ryan Kuntz)1576164953.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks 1. Walk 50 feet. 2. Pay $5. 3. Receive plastic gas can.— Matt Foreman (@Matt Foreman)1576163723.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks I'm pretty sure the gas will dissolve the plastic bag— Weather The Storm (@Weather The Storm)1576163637.0
@WeatherTheStor4 @barstoolsports @Chicks Yes, but since she double bagged it. It will dissolve slower.....— Kiffin-holster (@Kiffin-holster)1576163938.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks Does she not know that gas dissolves most plastics https://t.co/71VbMO1OER— Alex (@Alex)1576163757.0
People are also marveling that there is a person like this in the world, who walks and talks and drives without major failure.
@barstoolsports @Chicks https://t.co/GyTV3f3Y6I— Tony Eichenlaub (@Tony Eichenlaub)1576164257.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks https://t.co/huK2KO8OHS— shane™ (@shane™)1576163630.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks Some MF's are always trying to iceskate up hill...— Emmett Fitz-Hume (@Emmett Fitz-Hume)1576165789.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks https://t.co/ibfBhwW4xH— Donnie Gosnell (@Donnie Gosnell)1576163836.0
@barstoolsports @Chicks https://t.co/DN6F9mzb6r— Joey Marinelli (@Joey Marinelli)1576164076.0
No word yet on where this was or the fate of the woman.
Luckily the rainy conditions should keep the gasoline from igniting and the highly flammable and explosive gas fumes from building up inside her car.
Do NOT try this at home.
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