Denise,
No one need wory about the world becoming "homogenized" as long as there be people such as you around. In fact, imagine a world of "wildbillbugman" duplicates. Scares the pulp ouda me!
Bill
PE - I did the gasoline hose thing once. I was in a gas station "convenience store" and had just finished smart-mouthing a COP for eating a donut and coffee in the store. I walked out (without a donut),gased up and drove off with the hose attached to my car. No fire. The hose came off of the pump, probably because a whole lot of crazy californians had done the same. The attendant came out and said that it hapens fairly often. The COP stayed in the store.