Picture this. You're pumping gas. The sun is shining and all is right with your world.
You look at the next pump. The young driver has his hood up and is pumping gas into the carburetor.
You are correct. That is not the normal procedure.
He then puts the hose into his tank and props it to pump gas.
If you are familiar with the fact that gas in the carburator can help a car start you know why he put gas in the carb.
You would also know that just a spritz of gas is required. Not the healthy squeeze you saw applied.
You would also know that placing gas on the carb is not recommended as many a car fire starts that way.
And with only a spritz. Not a squeeze.
You, in an effort to spare your young child, would decide you no longer need to fill your tank. The couple of gallons you've pumped will be enough. You will, in less time than it takes to read this sentence, stop pumping gas, close the tank, start your car and leave the gas station.
Expecting a fireball the likes of which are reserved for cheesy police procedurals of the 1970s.
You will be relieved not to see, hear, or feel such fireball. But will nonetheless drive away in what would best be described as "lickity-split."