Early interesting Cars:
There comes a time in EVERYONE’s life you must trust someone in an area where you are LOST (when worse does get ‘worser’). There was a time (1940s to 1960s) when many men could talk to a mechanic for 5 minutes and know if the guy knew his engines.
BUT with cars and trucks today most who knew engines in our earlier life, are completely lost. We must TRUST someone and even after a talk, still have no idea if the mechanic is BS’ing us or knows his stuff.
Every profession from dog catcher to scientist has the guy or gal who has faked their way up the ladder and hasn’t got caught yet.
Case in point… When I retired the first time I decided I wanted a job with no responsibilities except me. I told my wife, I can work for anyone. I took a job at the Radisson Plaza as maintenance man. The HR man said ‘we will give you a 30 day trial period,’ I smiled and told him I would do the same for them.
On my introduction tour the young boss man came to the Hotel’s MAIN WATER Valve. He said proudly, “If you hear over the speaker system that there is fire, you come here as fast as you can and shut this valve OFF.”
“What? with a fire?” I asked.
“Yes,” he said firmly, “WE do not want the carpet ruined or soaked from the sprinkler system, it takes time to clean it and we lose income from the room or rooms during maintenance.”
“But this is a FIRE I said.”
“NO, it is a fire alarm," he said, "It is always a false alarm so close this valve, is that clear?”
I said to myself ‘clear, but I won’t turn that wheel until I know it is a false alarm.’
I was wrong about working for anyone, it is impossible to work for an IDIOT unless you are forced to.
So our coach is in the shop. I talked to the mechanic and I trust him. But I have trusted three other professionals and left $$$$’s with them, to have their work fail in a few months. The last one’s work made it a couple weeks and by that time I was over a 1000 miles away, and would never be in his area again.
So we may not like it, but there comes a time we must trust someone, be it mechanic, plumber or Doctor. I always hate to think I am tossing the dice!
PS: I was in a mechanic’s shop once in Missouri that READ:
In GOD we trust, ALL OTHERS pay cash!