Monday, November 7, 2016

More than an oil change

I am very grateful for trained technicians, particularly automobile technicians and mechanics. 

It is not a job I want to do and I am happy to pay someone who knows what they are doing to take care of issues with my car.  My interior door handle broke a couple of weeks ago and it has been really irritating rolling down the window and opening door with the outside handle. Thank goodness it will be fixed today.  I understand that they have to study and develop skills for what they do and I will try to remember to appreciate others for their work and contributions. 
Thank you for the mechanics that keep my car repaired so that I can be safe on the highways.

"Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror." - Colin Powell


  1. we have an amazing dealership here and are treated with such personal service. I'm laughing though at the image of a car full of prospects and you trying to get out :)

    1. I have been laughed at several times. I guess that is all you can do about it. Did you ever hear of a dealership that didn't have parts and on backorder for 3 weeks. Crazy. I have a enduring bruise on my arm from reaching outside the door for handle. At least it hasn't been raining much.

    2. My Keith's company supplies mechanics. How it works here is they don't carry any parts at all they just order them in the minute a job comes in and they arrive later that day. He could talk all night long about car maintenance (and often does) What is scary here in uk is that anyone can set up in business as a mechanic - no training certificate or license required and then put a killing machine back on the road. I think the odd one gets prosecuted but mainly it is the drivers reposnsibility to suss that there is something wrong with the car.

    3. Now I have learned a new word. 'suss' Had to look it up. I am sure it will show up on the blog somewhere along the line.

    4. An informal word maybe Mancunian or working class dialect probably coming from 'suspect'. Isnt language wonderful? I have learned so much from yours and Sharyn's writing that as a Brit I assume to be US English but delving deeper I find more specific roots. My city has a very large Irish descent population and one of the biggest Jewish communities outside London and this is reflected in the lingo that we all speak.

  2. Thank goodness for the variety of gifts and skills among humanity. I rely on others often to do what I can't. :)