<VV> swan song and the stinky old dude (humor?)

Louis C. Armer,Jr. carmerjr at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 13 17:48:35 EDT 2005

Sooooooo ChuckieCube................What does "Smitty" aka SOD take 
in his coffee??? <GGG>

At 05:15 PM 10/13/2005, you wrote:
>Hey gang,
>    OK, I've read all the lectures, now read mine. I'm on the verge 
> of bailing out also.
>  snip

>   I'm a 54-year-old with experience as an aircraft mechanic, 36 
> years in Corvairs and four years of repairing foreign and 
> domestically-made power tools. Frankly, I don't like to hear "go 
> somewhere else" when I ask a question. I rely on YOU for 
> experienced answers without a lecture on where else I should look 
> or how I haven't paid (in just who the hell else's opinion, 
> anyways) my dues. I was an adult before I began my education as a 
> mechanic, and the best explanations came from old-fart shade tree 
> mechanics. You'd buy the book, hit the library, call the factory, 
> query the pros, buy the stuff and the tools, seek out people in 
> related areas, and never get it fixed right. Bring a cup of coffee 
> to some stinky old dude who's been doing the job in his garage 
> since the Depression, and he tells you to "go put toothpaste on it."
>     I'm not kidding. That's how I learned to polish tiny dings from 
> a windshield. The cheapest white stuff is a very fine polishing 
> compound. One day down the road I'm going to tell a young hotrodder 
> to "go put toothpaste on it."


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