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The Slice

Have you heard this story?

Here's how it goes.

A local family decided to switch from heating oil to natural gas.

So after the gas line was all set up, they went ahead and had the big heating oil tank disconnected and removed.

But someone at the oil company messed up. And so the next delivery was made, right on schedule.

The oil truck driver hooked up the hose to the connection on the outside of the home. And he proceeded to flood the basement with heating oil. Hundreds of gallons of it.

That's how it has been told to me, multiple times over the years.

So here are my questions. Have you heard that story? And do you believe it?

For my part, I think the people who have shared it with me believed it to be true. So I'm not suggesting it's an urban legend. I'm just wondering.


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