Revenge

Revenge

This is a discussion on Revenge within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; DEAR ABBY: A few weeks ago, I returned home after mowing the lawn at my mother's place and parked my truck behind my house. I ...

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    DEAR ABBY: A few weeks ago, I returned home after mowing the lawn at my mother's place and parked my truck behind my house. I left the lawnmower and a 5-gallon can of gas in the bed of my truck and went into the house for a drink of water. When I returned, the gas can was missing.

    I bought another can, filled it with gas and added 2 pounds of sugar. Again, I parked my truck in the same spot with the gas can visible. An hour later, it too had disappeared.

    A short while later, I noticed a neighbor's son and his friends pushing his car up the street. They said they had "engine problems." My wife thinks what I did was wrong and that I should offer to pay for this lad's engine repairs. What do you think?
    I'm thinking that'll teach them a lesson,I woulda said something like are you sure you didn't get some bad gas somewhere
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    I think you did good. Maybe you can offer them some spark plugs with the tips broken off to aid in their engine rebuild.
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    Dear Lawnmower Man,

    I think your neighbor-kids got off with a much 'sweeter' deal than they should have.
    As for your wife, just tell her to take up writing poetry, take long walk on a beach somewhere, or just go poke dead things with a stick. The neighbor-kids car would be a great 'dead thing' to poke at first.
    That's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    Dear Lawnmower Man,

    I think your neighbor-kids got off with a much 'sweeter' deal than they should have.
    As for your wife, just tell her to take up writing poetry, take long walk on a beach somewhere, or just go poke dead things with a stick. The neighbor-kids car would be a great 'dead thing' to poke at first.
    That's just me.

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    Those guys definitely got off easy, and deserved all the trouble they will be going through.
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    Awesome.


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    What a cool way to teach a lesson.
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    If the second hadn't gotten stolen, dumb me would have forgot and ruined my own mower.
    Ingenious idea, I'm sure the kid's won't forget it. Of course, they probably won't figure it out...
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    I heard about this incident from another source. I use 1 gallon cans for my mixed gas (2 cycle engine oil), if someone were to use that for a fill up they would be smoking out the mosquitos. What if it contained diesel?, there are lots of potential problems with stealing and using unknown liquid in your car.

    We analyze bad gas in our lab, sugar will clog the filter but will not ruin an engine.

    It is a good lesson but they could have also caught the thief with a hidden camera.

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    Pretty creative! I like!!!!!!!!
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    I think I'd keep my mouth shut tight.

    I am not too sure I would have shared it with the wife (or us), for that matter.
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    I don't tell my wife about that kind of stuff any more...but I really like the way you think.
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    Good approach to solving a problem. AFterall.. the stole it and put it in their car.

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    wonder how a can full of bleach wouldve done......

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    A couple of gallons of avgas would have fixed him up too. It will run like a bat out of you know where.....until it burns the valve out. Seen it happen a few times when I was a young troop in the AF.
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