Comparative fuel prices in Venice after the jump!
A few days ago I went to do the “move the car to the other side of the street” shuffle for street sweeping and my car would not start. As it is a Ford, I perked up my ears and listened for the fuel pump that is notoriously faulty. Nope … it was all full of life … as was the rest of the vehicle, power and all. Next up was to do what anyone else would do at 11pm and vigorously shake the car side to side and listen for that familiar sound of fuel splashing around in the vehicle. Nada. Zilch. Zero. At least I was wearing pants.
It appears that our new economy and gas prices have made fuel theft come into fashion again. The car had 3/4 of a tank and no huge scratch marks on the gas flap when I parked it. Someone decided to get their “free gas” on at my expense the night before.
Yo Venice, peepz are syphoning our fuel!
Getting robbed of 50 or so bucks worth of fuel literally sucks. Going to the supermarket after you refuel makes it suck even more.
These days a tank of gas is worth more than 40 packs of bologna.
Think about that.
If someone syphons 4 tanks a night they are looking at $200 bucks in fuel if they all have $50 worth of petrol in them. Sounds like a good income.
Enough said. Gas syphoners suck.