Today was the very first day I have pumped gas...petrol in New Zealand speak...since I have been driving. I am pretty sure I looked like a weirdo trying to figure out where to swipe my card at the pump. Turns out New Zealand doesn't have such a feature. Here you still have to walk inside and pay. Lame. I go inside to pay and he asks me what kind of petrol I want. ummm the unleaded kind?? They go by number here and so I had to guess what was closest to unleaded. I think I picked right but if my car blows up sometime this week we all know why.
and one more funny thing that happened to me today... We have a small bathroom counter...bench in New Zealand speak...and I usually put my hair dryer, makeup, straightener in the sink while I get ready in the morning. I always check to make sure it's not wet for obvious reasons. -Except today I didn't. I laid my straightener in the sink and upon plug in the brightest and loudest spark know to man happened. I jumped back (with no injury) and found a black pile of smoke where my straightener was. That was not safe.