I truly believe you can tell a lot about any craftsman by their demeanor in
a lot of ways. The vehicle they drive and the shape it is in. The looks
and organization of their tools and tool boxes. Even their tool belts and
That doesn't count for anything.
One could be the *best* technician in their field, but a failing business
owner. Is it likely that this guy drives a nice new shinny vehicle?
Or a guy that has all those nice new shinny items, yet lacks the training to
understand how to use them. Doesn't understand what the readings mean. Is
this the guy you want? After all, his boss paid for his tools, so he must be
a smart man. LOL
Actually half of the very best Engineers that worked on the space
program were doers and not writers. Can you name even one writing by
Howard Hughes, Ford of Ford motors. Most Technical white papers are
edited by an office girl to make it understandable by the general
public. Carl Sagan was an excellent writer, but a Mass plaguerist and
not an actual doer. But without him, any people who did fantastic feats
of Engineering and design breakthroughs would be unknown. Some of the
most state of the art Microwave research was done in laboratories you
had to scoop shovel your way through. Some of the finest environmental
systems for space and the food stuffs were conceived in shabby filthy
garages in Southern and Northern California. Just keep in mind the
shoemakers children have no shoes. I once worked with a fellow that
was so touchy about everything being perfect that he didn't bother to
learn the basic practical sciences. He had book learning and could not
tie his own shoes. Some fellows by the name of Harold Lord, Nicola
Testla, Robert Froelich were the sloppiest bastards you could ever want
to meet. But they all made huge break throughs.. Look-em up. ;-)
Ever hear of Lawrence/Livermore labs.. Years back they were pits that
looked like dumpsites.
And why is Home.Repair crossposted here?
Christ SteveB! You cant even figure out who started what. You
crossposted YOUR shit in here. I just replied. I wouldnt want anyone
over there in home repair to miss out on just how stupid you really
You're skills are still lacking. That's the best you could come up
with? I left the ( " ) out of I'd? Wow! You are really reaching.
By the way, since you are correcting my English that I supposedly
don't know so well, how is it that you missed the fact that I also
forgot the apostrophe in the word (wouldnt) above?
I also would not start your sentences with "Or is English your second
language?" It would sound better starting it with "Is English your
Maybe this is where I correct your next sentence and ask an ass like
"Are you just plain vanilla fucking stupid?"
You'll notice you left out the question mark at the end of your
If you are going to teach, "learnt" it the right way first, fucktard!
Come back in 10 years after you've polished up on your skills and
maybe we'll let you play with the 8 yr olds.
If you call typing on your keyboard talking, it was ok; however, you were
addressing two separate newsgroups with hundreds of members, not just one guy.
first clue may have been when you clicked "Reply to Group".
You did ask... :)
So let me see if I have this straight...
A person who flunks grammar, can't qualify as a top technician?
One must pass (with flying colors) every single subject to be a master in
his or her field?
Clue, one can drop-out of school and make a million. Be the best guy for any
job and make you look like a complete idiot.
Passing English isn't a requirement for anything other than becoming a damn
English teacher, Bozo.
And right about now there is a Mexican that just jumped the border that
can't speak a word of English and is headed out to take that fellow
job.. ;-p All he has to do is a good job and mumble a bit and folks
will think he is a Texan.. ;-)
I needed a hvac unit for a 1,000 sf addition. We recently did a smaller one
at a smaller redo for $6 per sf. I got a bid of $6100. Thought that was
high. So, I go another and it was $7500. Went to a friend who recommended
a friend who owns a local hvac place. They're going to do it to the $7500
bid specs, using the same model unit, and for $4100.
Yes, most hvac men are idiots and crooks. And yes, anyone who has a room
temperature IQ can get around them, get a job done, and get it for a fair
price. But why is it that hvac attracts so many flies? I'd rather deal
with the septic pumper guy. At least they don't put on airs about who they
are or what they do.
The friend likely has no liability insurance, parts stock, warranty service,
Make sure you put that extra money aside, you'll be using it and more to fix
the fuck-ups in a couple years. If it lasts that long.
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