Little known facts:
My favorite attorney is a good guy, even if she is a lady. But the gist of that statement is not lost to me.
The first thing that comes to mind is Politicians. Surely they aren’t all bad, or weren’t when they were elected. But we have so many in DC who make no sense, we throw them all in the same barrel.
I will be first to admit, there are LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) who thrive off the ‘authority’ that they have, and over USE it. But I have known some dedicated men who were LEOs. Twice in my life I have been the victim of power hungry LEOs. BUT I know we need Law Enforcement. As a rule the LEO is just a regular guy who puts in his 8 (+) hours and goes home to his wife and kids. I would say no different that you or I. But I cannot say that. When I went to work as a carpenter, I knew (unless a freak accident) I would be home to Sherry that evening. The LEO probably will too, doesn’t know that.
As a builder I KNEW there were unscrupulous guys out there who would promise the moon, then take the money and run. That is one reason I NEVER TOOK money in advance on a job.
It is true that if you get stiffed by one Mechanic, you must be careful or that will be your opinion of Mechanics. I have two incidents with mechanics that disprove that. 1..Once before we were rich (ha) my Rambler was running rough. The Rambler dealership looked at the engine. They quoted $250 to rebuild the engine. I drove the car to another meck, and he simply tightened three bolts on my intake manifold, charged me nothing and problem was solved.
2..I once worked for a crook at a service station on the interstate. He even cheated me once. BUT Sherry and I were in Florida headed for Key West (again before I was rich) our 68 Chevy lost power. I stopped on the interstate, the service station guy listened to my story and said ‘I can fix it’ “How much?” “Don’t worry about it, sit here.” Perplexed I sat. In a few minutes he walked in and said, “You are ready.” “How much,” I asked again.
“$2.75, it was just a fuel filter clogged, y’all have a good trip.” The car never gave another problem.
I must stop throwing everyone in the same barrel. There are a lot of good folk in this world, honest!