Let me tell you about my day today..i went to my friends bodyshop to do a tune up on a 98 z28. we were talking, and he taught me something really cool! It makes sense to me too. We were talking about why big companies change names so much. They are like car lots! They hre a bunch of new "upper managment" people. Then they send them out to get big accounts from their friends. As soon as they get them they call them "house accounts". Then they sell out, change the name, and hire a bunch of new "executives". Car lots also have a high rate of turnover of salesmen. We also mused that maybe that is why prices go up, the extremely rich get greedier, and everyone else follows suit. I had the same experience as service manager at my last job. The two salesman I was in business with wanted to learn how to run the service dept to "help me" ease the load. After I did that, they wanted me to have a cheap apprentice. Couple of weeks later, I was told I no longer could have a "demo". See I rode 50 mi a day to work and rode my CBR, but when it rained I had a car if I needed. So then I had to drive my girl's 93 celica. One day it broke down, and I had no way to get the part I needed. I asked to borrow a car, and I was told: "I don't have any pieces of shit you can drive anymore." One of my customers was there and overheard, asked me what was wrong. I told them and they offered to let me drive theirs. I was then fired for accepting their generosity. The other day they asked me to come back. BUT as only a mechanic. They wanted to be the manager. I asked them how they could be my boss when I taught them everything they knew? I told them if they could teach me how to work on a car I would. You can help others be equal to you, but you cannot make them superior to you, can you? If I decided to learn to sell cars they could be my boss, no problem.
On with the day...I had a appointment at 2:00 with my 5 year old son for his ADHD problem.(which I was late for) I get in there, and the doctor starts talking about upping the drugs he is on. My bodyshop friend told me he spent $200,000 on doctors for the same problem with his son, and finally broke he had to give up. I told the doctor I thought it was time for me to start being a father and working to cure this. I asked him for some names of the children he had "cured of this problem". He started shaking and became really evasive. He refused. I told him I could give plenty of names of people who own cars I have fixed. The state is paying for this "drug doctor" but why waste my time going and wasting your money you have paid in taxes if they cannot fix my son? We were then ushered out. My girl went off after we left. For embarrassing her in front of the doctor she talks about so highly and admires his good looks. I went and finished the car. Was late getting home and she was late to work. But I asked her"how is it you are more concerned with how you look in front of a doctor then finding a cure for our son"? She got really mad and started hitting me and telling me how "physco" I was!" She says after work, she is going to take a mental inquest warrant on me and have ME committed. I guess because I want to be a father to my son and cure him of his mental cond. This is the same treatment I am sure we will ALL face. Anyway, I told her to "bring it" maybe I can get some answers there. The really funny part is she has steel rods in her back from scoliosis, and was just talking about how much she would hate her parents if she ever found out that They didn't have her back fixed because they didn't want to spend the money on her when she was young. It is all good though, Dealing with unreasonable people is something I think I am going to have to get really good at, so it is good practice. I am not giving up on her either. Niether am I ashamed of looking to Jesus for the answers either.
I just wanted you guys to have the heads up. I will be in touch and let you know how it goes. Thanks for all the things you have shared with me, I feel I owe you all a great deal. let me know if you have any car problems...if I cannot fix it...I have alot of friends that also have different talents..together we will "gitRdone" for you. I wondered some time ago, if making friends was better than making money. I will let you know how that turns out too.