Subject: Re: TVX valves
Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:46 PM
Ya know, when reading this thread I was reminded of a recent
episode in the
shop. I know, Ya'll are say "Oh Shit", here comes another
one of Jake's long
stories, but this one's short. Here Goes:
We've got several fork lifts around the shop, and one of
them is a Yale
model with a really crappy electrical system.. the damn
thing has been no
good since day one. (We've bought Mitsubishi/Cat lifts since
then, built in
Houston, Tx, and those things are good).
The Yale wouldn't start... turn the key and nothing
happened. The Yale
dealer charges a pretty penny for service, so I go out and
take a look.
I screwed around with this thing most of the afternoon. A
bunch of the guys
came back off jobs and were laughing at me. Then one of the
older ones came
up and started up a conversation.... "You ever watch the old
show?", he asked? I said I did once in a while.
"You ever see the episode where Aunt Bee buys a second hand
freezer, then a
bunch of meat, and the thing craps out on her?". I'd seen
the episode but
was trying to remember the details...
Ron, my guy, said, "Aunt Bee has Goober over to fix it, and
he screws it up
worse.... Good old Aunt Bee was just trying to save a little
money. She took
the meat downtown and had it stored while she messed around
Ok, Ron, I said, What's the point here? He said "Andy got
home and was mad
as the dickens.... kept telling Aunt Bee to 'Call the Man'."
I said, Ron, What's your point, dammit? He looked at the
damn forktruck and
said "Aunt Bee, Call the Man!!!".
Then I understood.
PS Homeowners, Please don't screw around with things you
Tradesmen are skilled people and go through a lot of time
and effort to
learn what they know. Their experience in training will keep
you safe and
comfortable. Freon, Flammable gasses and electricity are
best left to people
who deal with these things for a living. "Call the Man"!!
Christopher A. Young
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