Palo Alto, CA – A family of four, new Tesla owners, pulled up to a gas station and filled the tank with high-octane fuel.
“We just wanted to make sure our newest member of the family had the best gasoline money could buy”, Mrs. Smith Mom chirped before the camera to the local TV news crew.
Well their ‘newest member of the family’ was a Tesla and everyone knows that Teslas run on electricity.
“We just forgot”, Mr. Smith Dad admitted to the same news crew. “We’d been a Ford family all our lives. The gas station was like our second home. We’d go two/three times a day. The station owner had put pictures of us up on all of the walls and over top of each of the pumps…”
So about a half mile after the fill up, the Smiths reported that their new Tesla started to gurgle and cough. And then it shot gasoline all over the inside of the vehicle.
The Smith’s fifteen year old daughter chimed in, “We just took our new Tesla back to the dealership and they were like super nice.”
But before the family could wipe the gas off of themselves and clean up, word had gotten to Elon Musk that a black family had purchased a Tesla. An upper executive at Tesla sheepishly commented, “Oh my God, we were so happy! A black family had bought one of our cars! We were all so excited! We actually shut the factory down a few hours to celebrate!”
Then the Smiths were immediately chartered on one of Mr. Musk’s private jets to his headquarters in Palo Alto.
However, by the time the Smiths exited the plane, they had cleaned up and were no longer black. When Mr. Musk received the news that the family that was in his plane was not in fact black, he was quoted as saying, “Well, white is all right.”