April 26, 2006

  • What some people won't do to score a free gallon of gasoline these days!

    In Orange and Los Angeles counties out there in Weirdland, i.e. California, there is a program that has a fleet of trucks roaming the freeways so as to provide help and succor to those unfortunate drivers who get a flat tire, run out of gas, or otherwise breakdown.

    Speaking of suc-cor! 

    With gas prices out there zooming higher and higher, turns out there are people who deliberately run out of gas, so as to get a gallon compliments of the publicly-funded program.  According to CNN

    Moshe Ben Dayan, whose TipTopTow company performs a similar service
    in Los Angeles' affluent west side, said some people were taking
    advantage of the freeway service patrol.

    "There was one guy a
    while back who was stopping every morning and trying to get his one
    free gallon," said Dayan. "I think it is going to be more drastic when
    the price of gas is closer to $4 a gallon."

    Isn't that driver's time worth at least something?