I am named correctly, Jack. I fit the description, ‘Jack of all trades.’
Most trades do not intimidate me.
If we have an outlet, switch or relay that does not work, I am not intimidated, I know what to do, and I do it.
BUT pull into Atlanta (or any large city) and see on the GPS, circle after circle of exits and interstates, and I AM INTIMIDATED, At times a little uncomfortable.
IF we have a leak, or any plumbing problem, NO SWEAT, I can fix it, and usually have the parts and tools.
BUT when writing let me have a sentence that requires either a WAS OR WERE (or have/has), and I freak out. (I really hate for the proof reader to know how ignorant I really am.) Thank goodness my Sherry knows this stuff, I usually ask her.
I can stand and entertain Hundreds (even thousands once) and have no problem.
BUT let me walk into a strange church and have to pick a seat, I am uncomfortable. (Every one at the local church has their seats) I do not want to get Bro. Timothy or Sister Bessie’s favorite seat.
I love to paint, I even do pretty good when I sit down and do what comes to mind.
BUT to do a commissioned work, puts my nerves on edge and I blow it. (I have only been asked to paint three pictures, the last was the Tetons and I BLEW it.)
If you need the points set or Carb adjusted on your old car, no sweat, bring it on. We can chat while I do it.
BUT raise the hood on a late model car and say, it is not running right, what could it be? I AM INTIMIDATED BIG TIME. I may as well check the air in your tires for all the good I would do you.
I have hired a few people in my life. I had no problems saying yes or no, I don’t think you will fit..
BUT when it became necessary to terminate (fire) someone, I am the worlds worst. I have had to do that only 3 times, one my own son, I didn’t sleep for a few nights trying to figure the best way to do it. INTIMIDATED? YOU BET.\
I see folks who seen never to be in doubt or be intimidated. I envy them.
What intimidates you? I know Tarrytere is intimidated when a house is coming at her on a narrow road. ;-o.
Cars that never made production:
1954 DeSoto Adventurer II
(I love it, all it needed was a front bumper!)