Upon starting his car, Sam realized that his gas tank was just below the halfway mark. There was a Getty station across the street from his house in Linden, but he was in such a rush that he avoided it and headed for Elizabeth.

As he drove, the needle drifted closer and closer to the E. Stubborn to make his appointment on time without stopping, Sam drove faster.

Sam entered a Linden neighborhood. At the end of this block, there was a stop sign. He halted and watched another car go by. When the road was clear, Sam stepped on the pedal, but the car did not move. Curiously, he pressed it again. Nothing. Realizing what had happened, he looked at the meter.

The needle was pointing at E, and no gas station was in sight.

The moral of the story is, while one can wait "until tomorrow" or "for the perfect moment", time waits for no one. One person's wasted time is extra time for a problem or another person.