May 27, 2015

Things Not To Do In Detroit

Like everything else, it helps to know where not to be at certain times.
No getting around it: Filling up your gas tank at certain stations in Detroit can be hazardous to your health.

Police Chief James Craig said at a Tuesday media conference that he’d avoid getting gas late at night in the city unless he had to, and he urged residents to be careful at the pump, according to Tom Greenwood of The Detroit News.

“I wouldn’t, but if I had to, I would,” Craig said. “But I’d probably be very aware of my surroundings.”

Craig’s commented after a driver was killed early Monday evening while trying to flee a carjackihg attempt at an east-side gas station.

Poor guy. Instead of Green Stamps, he should have received body armor.
Any one remember redeeming Green Stamps?



Doom said...

Detroit? Really? Never mind me, I'll be over in the corner lmao. Not at the death, at the chief's statement. Though... how self-race hating do you have to be to consider getting gas in some areas? Seriously. Reminds me of Jains, only much worse. The only aspect taken from Darwin that has any merit has to come into play at some point, and is.

As to situational awareness, that should never, ever, be taken off. Not outside the home, and if you are married to a moody woman, have teens especially boys, not even completely there. Even here, where I live, safe as it generally is, the moochers still exist, coming out when you least expect them. And there are always accidents. A driver who has a heart attack, or is infirm, that just plows into a crowd. Always... head on a swivel... always. If the guy who was killed had even an ounce of awareness he would most likely still be alive. Part of that includes not letting your tank run dry. It's a system as much as function in the now.

LL said...

If you live there, you should arm yourself. There's not much option.

In Detroit, the police would be called in the morning to scoop up the carcasses. I don't think much investigation goes into "crimes" such as downing some crack dealers trying to car-jack at a gas station. Or into anything else for that matter.

Fredd said...

Some folks are just begging to win the Darwin Award. If you want to seriously be considered for this prestigious honor, try some of the following;

1. Strap T-bone steaks all over your body and go swimming in shark infested waters. That's a sure winner.
2. Stop anywhere in Detroit with a Porsche 911 Targa after 10PM, and then stand next to the car while engrossed in texting somebody about what a dump Detroit is. Guaranteed winner, here.

sig94 said...

Doom - some people just don't get it until they, uhmmm, get it.

sig94 said...

LL- most of my career has been spent cleaning up messes. It does get monotonous.

sig94 said...

Fredd - I've got a simpler one: just be white and walk into a black bar.

Kid said...

Green Stamps. Yep.

Fredd said...


Even simpler than that: just be white and be in Detroit. Or Baltimore.

Fredd said...

Yes, I remember S&H Green Stamps. Gold Bond stamps were also the rage back in the 1960's, early 1970's. Then people started wising up to the scam that these stamps were just added to the cost of your groceries.

No such thing as a free lunch, folks. Somebody always picks up the tab.