June 12, 2008
Has It Come to This?
Last Friday we decided to drive up to Concord Mills Mall for a day of window shopping. We stopped along the way to fill up with gasoline. We hit the road again, and within about 5 minutes the engine shut down. I pulled off on a side street, tried to restart, nothing happened.
So I called the tow truck, had the van towed to the shop and waited for the devastating news. How much was this going to cost? What was wrong?
About 3 hours later the call came in. "Mr. Janes - do you have any known enemies?"
"No, I don't think so. Why do you ask?"
"Well, it appears that someone disconnected a fuel line. There is no way this fuel line can come undone on it's own. It had to be done manually."
"And why would someone disconnect a fuel line?"
"They may have tried stealing some gas."
So, it's come to that. People are stealing gas out of my car in my driveway. What is wrong with you people? Are we so desperate for fuel that we have to steal it? It's not that expensive!
O well, what can you do. Maybe I'll buy a dog and chain him to the car at night.