Never thought I would get a laugh out of someone stealing from me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keith, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Today I came home from work to drop something off and noticed my gas container was gone. It was there a few days ago. Normally this would piss me off to no end. But not today.

    See, this was a No-Spill 2.5 gallon container. It had a cracked top on it. So whenever you try to use it, it leaks. But it did have gas in it. Or should I say "mix." Not just gas and oil, mind you. Gas and oil...and water :laugh: I had used this leaky pos to store contaminated gas in recently. That's why it was on the side of the house. I needed to take it to the landfill to dispose of the crap, I just had not had a chance to do it.

    To the thief that took it...enjoy :waving:
     
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Gotta love it when a plan comes together. I lost one of my No-Spill 2.5 gal cans
    because I left it on the trailer overnite. Unfortunately, mine just had mixed gas in it. I've recently thought of leaving an old can filled with just water on the trailer just to get even with the bad guys.
     
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yup, I do that on purpose occasionally. Never fails to work.
    I have also been known to box up and gift wrap some used kitty litter, put it in the back of my pickup and drive to Wal-Mart.
    I get a special warm feeling when I know I've done my part!:cool2:

    You guys need to try it, you'll feel GREAT!
     
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've thought about doing that too, every time before when I had a can stolen. But this worked out perfectly. Worst case, they don't use the fuel. They still got rid of it for me and have a can that leaks. LOL. But I think they will use it. It was mostly fresh non-ethanol gas. Still should smell usable. It just has a nice surprise in there for them.
     
  5. nathannc

    nathannc LawnSite Member
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    Oughta put a little sugar in with the gas so that what ever the thieves put it in will run extra sweet!
     
  6. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    When I was a kid, one of my best friends lived on a farm in front of which ran a state highway. One evening in the summer, his dad was sitting on the front porch just before dark, with no lights on in the house, enjoying a cool evening. Just down the road, he saw a car stop, and a guy get out and walk toward the house. The front porch had some shrubs around it, and the guy didn't see him sitting there, so he just sat quietly and waited.

    Well, the guy looked around a bit, then went went out by the garage and walked back by carrying a gas can. My buddy's dad still didn't say a word, but let the fellow carry it to his car. Well, in a bit, his wife came home and they turned on the lights. Soon, there was a knock on the door, and this fellow said he had car trouble, and asked if he could borrow their phone to call someone to pick him up. McLin invited the fellow in, and showed him the phone, then smiled and said, "you know, those cars just don't run worth a crap on diesel fuel, do they?"

    He laughed for days over the look on that guy's face!
     
  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My Grandfather had an old Ford pu that he use to keep a case of oil in the bed, the motor leaked pertty good. Someone at his work kept stealing a few quarts at a time for almost a year. Thats when he got the bright idea- He put metal shaving in a few quarts. By the end of the week he figured out with co-worker was the one stealing. That's right, his engine blew. Point of the story is don't steal all of your oil from one person.
     

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