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I'm from the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. I was a woodworker for about 12 years. Well, up until I had the rug pulled out from under my feet, and I was laid off. I got back into photography in 2008 and decided to give that a try professionally, but haven't made any money so far because rednecks, white trash, and hicks are cheap. So, I'm working in a local grocery store where some days I hear and see the craziest stuff. I tend to complain a lot about things, but I'm too poor to afford a good therapist. So, I decided to make a blog and complain online to all of you instead. But I digress. I really just wanted to do the blog to share ideas and stories with the interwebz. =D
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One From the Tips Toolbox...

Maybe you live in some other country where gas is already way more expensive than it is here in the US. Maybe you live in another part of the US where it's more expensive than it is here. If you're in one of those places, then you've probably already seen this happening, and hopefully, you've taken necessary steps to help protect yourself. I live in the southeastern US, and gas is close to $4.00 a gallon now. In a place where unemployment is sky high, and money is ridiculously tight, gas theft is becoming more and more rampant.

Just a week or so ago, I saw on a local television newscast where people over in South Carolina were drilling holes in gas tanks under cars and draining the fuel out. That's insane! I just noticed on CNN today that siphoning is on the rise in several states as well. I guess desperate times will lead to desperate actions by some people, huh?

While you can't really protect yourself from the drilling bandits, you can keep out the siphoning thieves by simply installing a locking gas cap. Yeah, it's one more key to keep up with, and it's annoying when you're in a hurry; but I'd be glad to settle for hassle when it compares to me losing a tank of gas.

You can pick one up at your local auto parts store for under $20.



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