At Work / In the Office : Blowing Out The Match
Blowing Out The Match
On his first day working at the gas station, John watched a senior
co-worker measure the level of gasoline in the underground tanks by
lowering a giant measuring stick down into them.
"What would happen if I threw a lit match into the hole?" John said as a
"It would go out," the co-worker replied in a very factual manner.
"Really?" John asked, surprised to hear that. "Is there a lack of oxygen
down there or some safety device that would extinguish it before the
"No, the force from the explosion would blow out the match."