© Ugur Akinci
It happens to the best of us: we don’t read the instructions, or we forget them in haste, in a brief moment of negligence under pressure.
According to British press, that’s exactly what happened to the driver who was behind the steering wheel of the presidential armored limo during President Obama’s official visit to Israel.
The unthinkable happened: the driver put gas instead of diesel fuel in the limo and gummed up the engine. A new limo was flown in from Jordan for the President.
So how did the President got around in the absence of his limo? In a Black Hawk helicopter despite the short distances.
I hope the news report is wrong. I hope it was a commercial limo and not the presidential armored limo that got broken down in Israel.
But the bottom line is the same: if you are pulling into a gas station to top your tank, make sure you’ve read the “fuel specs” especially since, unlike the President, most of us do not have access to a Black Hawk as “backup transportation”.