Gut Rumbles

June 01, 2008

quote of the day

Originally PUBLISHED August 30, 2005

When Hurricane Floyd was bearing down on Savannah a few years ago (Floyd missed) I had this same conversation with Jennifer. She wanted to haul ass and I wanted to stay.

People are often torn between evacuating and staying to protect their property. The policy of not letting people back in after the storm causes more harm than good. If people are willing to accept "wild west" conditions, let them back in!

Posted by Larry Kephart at August 30, 2005 04:30 PM

I told Jennifer that even if the roof blew off the house, I would stay there to protect what was mine. I had a lot of years and a lot of money invested in my stuff and I'll be damned if I was going to let some thief carry it off. Even if I was sitting in nothing but a pile of rubble at the end, I'd have been there with a few guns to dissuade bad guys from taking what was mine.

Sometimes, in this day and age, you just have to crawl on top of it and claim it. If you DON'T, somebody else will.

I ain't having none of that shit.

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