30.1.09

"I had a hillbilly neighbor once who didn't pay his electric bill. When they shut off his power he pulled his meter, did something, replaced his meter and restored his power. The power company shut off his power at the pole. He shimmied up the pole and re-set the breaker. The power company took his meter. He stole mine. I called the power company, they called the sheriff. When he got out of jail he apologized and gave me a pig."
- Floydd of Metafilter, on stolen electricity meters.