Very few things are seen as sacred nowadays. There was a time when even the thought of stealing from a church would seem unforgivable. Now though, in addition to robbing churches, criminals have descended to the level of desecrating graves to recover costly things buried with the deceased. Words like loathsome, sickening, disgusting plus just plain low, are inadequate to describe that.
Recently, the thieves in my neighbourhood have begun to steal electricity from power lines. They are too lazy to afford to pay their power bills so when their supply gets disconnected, they resort to theft. Sometimes I wonder if my Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C condenser, which has to be outside, is safe from those hoodlums/ We were enjoying a TV show a few nights ago, surrounded by cool fresh air from our AC unit, when abruptly, the whole locale went black. All our appliances, including our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C unit, went dead. We were confused plus dripping with sweat in the darkness, when a call came in explaining that the power outage was a glitch resulting from electricity theft, plus that power would be restored soon.The power did return, we reprogrammed our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system plus continued viewing our show.
Of course, we were all more than a little shaken up by the whole incident. Days later, we decided to have burglar bars installed as a precaution. We also plan to secure our condenser similarly, but not before we ask the opinion of our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C contractor on that subject. It is trying to have to live this way but at least, with bars on the windows, we can open them up plus turn our AC off, if our energy bills get too high.