Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shit mechanics deal with part one...

People see shit everyday.
So what's the big deal?

Sweet stack height...oh and mount.

The big deal is that when you deal with a toy for a living
people do really weird shit.
Which can piss you off if you let it,
or as I have begun to learn,
can really allow you to make fun of people
to feel better about yourself.

These toys are not just average.
They are what most people I know use to free themselves from 
the daily grind.
Escape from the boring bullshit people do for money.

It is their drug.
It is my drug.

People can really fuck this experience up.
I decided I really enjoy one aspect of wrenching in particular.

Bring me these, I love, love, love scraping 20 years of crusty lube and trail off pulleys.  Seriously.

( OK two if you count writing this blog and making light of douche bags)

For me I like teaching people about their whip.
This is a dangerous slope.
As a wrench it can be difficult at times for your work to seem valid.
Asshats tend to think you are just a kid or loser fixing bikes.
Not exactly a technician.
but factor in the rising cost of a bike....

Do you really want some loser kid fixing your $5,000 bike?

Hell, you want some loser kid dialing in your $500 bike?

Not if you are forking over money.

But I really dig it when people are NOT asshats and treat you like a human.
People as a rule tend to not do this too often.
When people have their shit go awry they forget themselves.

They are really just frustrated,
 they have to admit they know 
jack about fixing it.
Don't believe me?

Next time your car craps out and you get bent on the bill,
are you really mad at the $$$
or that you couldn't do it yourself?
Computer issues? 
In todays world that one can really FUBAR your day.
It tends to make you all sideways.   
And chances are you can't fix it.
Pissed, right?

This is gonna be fun.

So that's not good

Which explains a whole lotta this.

1 comment:

  1. I love making pulley wheel worms! Just don't step on 'em. They leave awful stains on your carpet when you get home!