Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thinking Ahead With Meth

Loma Linda, CA

There's a long history of people stealing construction materials. Lead from roofs, copper pipe. A few years ago we had a problem with people breaking into the access panels of street lights and ripping out all the wiring.

With the housing bust a lot of that seems to have slowed down. Nobody's building anything. And really, by the time the business comes back there's going to be lots of pipe lying around, right?

With all those other addicts making a beeline for it the market's gonna be flooded, the prices'll drop and you won't get half the crank you could buy two years ago with fifty pounds of jacked copper. So what are you gonna do?

Slabs of granite.

Cops raided a house in Loma Linda and nailed four tweakers for possession and sale of methamphetamine, illegal possession of firearms and possession of stolen property.

That stolen property? Tombstones.

Yep. Bunch of 'em sitting there in the backyard. All from the Montecito Memorial Park in Colton a couple miles down the road. About $48K worth.

I'm thinking they were gonna cobble together some kitchen countertops, maybe make a fountain. Who knows, maybe they were going to try to make some new teeth they can't grind down from all the jaw clenching.

Meth: making bad ideas sound good since 1893.

2 comments:

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Meth: making bad ideas sound good since 1893.

Nice tagline.

montanna said...

Excellent choice for kitchen countertops are also extremely durable, they also come in a wide variety of colours and styles and gone are the days when house owners stick to the usual rule of white tiles.