The Gas Cap

The Gas Cap

The Pits: On my way home, the check engine light came on in my car. I stopped by Advanced Auto to get a scan and they said it was an Evaporative Emission Control System error, which is a minor error typically meaning the gas cap wasn’t on tight enough. I recalled that, the previous time I’d gotten gas, I had put lotion on my hands and my fingers slipped when tightening up the cap. I felt a little embarrassed, but thankful that it wasn’t a major problem.

The Peaks: I finished listening to the audiobook of The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over by Jack Schafer. As an introvert, this book was very helpful to me in helping to know more about verbal and non-verbal communication signals. It was both informative and entertaining as Schafer used case examples from his experience as an FBI agent to illustrate his points. It’s an easy read and a good book to take notes on. What’s interesting is that I also started reading Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, also ex-FBI, and while the subject matter is slightly different, a lot of the same topics and behaviors are the same.