I gotta come clean on this-- I ran outta gas once while driving my wife's then-Volvo XC90 through West Virginia. I was flipping through radio stations when Charlie Daniels' "Uneasy Rider" came on...I turned it up to 11 and was regaling the family with my fractured version of the lyrics. Lots of hootin' and hollerin' "shut up DAD!" "TURN IT DOWN" "Please STOP" but I just kept lettin' it rip.
Near the end of the song I remember I was at the top of a long hill. I had the radio turned up so loud that I couldn't hear any engine noise but when I pressed the gas it was not very responsive. I thought I had accidentally tapped the Snow mode button, then looked at the tach and brightly glowing amber low fuel lamp. Oopsie, I had no choice but to start laughing. Still haven't lived that one down...any time we're road tripping and gas gets low OR when that song comes on, everyone fights to be the first to re-tell the tale. Aaah, family life...
"He's a snake in the grass, I'll tell ya guys,
He may look dumb but that's just a disguise..."