Last week, local police in Pennsylvania stopped Julio Chimbo Morocho, 26, after observing him driving slowly in a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse pulling another car with a seatbelt. Morocho was ticketed for improperly towing a vehicle. But it worked, right?
Let me tell you a tale about a little group known as "the poor'.
They come from different walks of life, from different racial backgrounds, from different religious sects. But there is one thing that these men and women have in common.
To them, the duct tape is not a tool, it is their bible. McGyver, their God. They see some sheet metal and an old engine and make a car or even a house out of it. Some toothpicks and rubber bands and make the worlds deadliest mini crossbow. They take a seat belt and use it to tow vehicles.
Lack of financial status begets ingenuity.
A well adjusted upper middle class gentleman notices his brake line is leaking. What does he do? Since he was never faced with such adversity, he will do what he believes is right. Take it to the dealer and get charged much more than it should be.
Same problem occurs to (for lack of a better word) a commoner. He has been fixing his ford pick up long before he knew how to walk, he knows what the problem is, where to find the nearest duct tape and fix the problem himself right there on the spot.