1980, downtown Kansas City. I was filling up my GF's car - a white MGB, I remember it was - with gasoline and scared off two would be car hijacker thievery types by holding the pump nozzle over an unlit Bic lighter as if to send them into flaming hell. Good thing for all of us that this wasn't an armed robbery attempt.
As we were driving off, GF said, "You would have torched them wouldn't you."
See, here's the deal. A quick flick of the lighter followed by a spew from the gasoline nozzle would surely just douse out the flame ----- or not?
So I just replied that a good dousing with gasoline would have done the job if needed.
I know that those Wasp sprays make excellent torches, BTW.
Always follow the directions.