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Old 02-26-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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My wife can do that!

Holy crap I just saw a man in his late thirty's early forty's asking the parts kid at my local O'reilly's if he could install his wiper blades for him. He was a large man at about 6'5" and 300 or so pounds. Why that matters at all I have no idea cause i'm not small either. But the point is, I'm sorry Sir my wife can do that. You should have your man card removed at once.

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I worked at Advance Auto Parts for a while. There was this kid (who also worked there I'm ashamed to say) who was taking for ever helping an older lady check her oil, coming in and out of the store with every funnel he could find. Our investigation revealed him trying to fill her engine oil thru the dipstick tube! I could tell some other doozies like that but we'll try to let him keep some of his dignity...

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i worked at advance auto parts for a while. There was this kid (who also worked there i'm ashamed to say) who was taking for ever helping an older lady check her oil, coming in and out of the store with every funnel he could find. Our investigation revealed him trying to fill her engine oil thru the dipstick tube! I could tell some other doozies like that but we'll try to let him keep some of his dignity...
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I once traded wheels with a guy who claimed to be a gearhead. When he used my torque wrench, he cranked it so far past the auto click, I thought he was going to snap his lug off on the spot and ruin my wrench. I yelled at him to stop and when he asked why, I had to explain what a torque wrench was... Needless to say, I never rode in his car after that...
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I once traded wheels with a guy who claimed to be a gearhead. When he used my torque wrench, he cranked it so far past the auto click, I thought he was going to snap his lug off on the spot and ruin my wrench. I yelled at him to stop and when he asked why, I had to explain what a torque wrench was... Needless to say, I never rode in his car after that...
I'd have torqued him had he broke my wrench Lol. You didn't know 100ft lbs is to the click then crank the crap out of it huh?
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I'd have torqued him had he broke my wrench Lol. You didn't know 100ft lbs is to the click then crank the crap out of it huh?

Ironically, I was never taught that, lol...
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Ironically, I was never taught that, lol...
It amazes me how little people in general do know. I look forward to teaching my little girl this stuff. And I guarantee she'll drive a stick long before she has her license.
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Chinkie97TJ is that a bully breed in your profile pic? Ours spends as much time upside down in that lazy position as up! lol
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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Yes, her name is Kimber, and the other two are Ruger and Derringer.
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Hah! My girlfriend knows how to do all of those things. I generally maintain her car with those things but one thing she does which is great is wash and wax her car just about every 2 weeks so needless to say her 12 year old maxima has great paint
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Honestly my wife doesn't know the difference between a dipstick and a tire. But I love Mexican food. I just thought it was a funny tittle,lol.
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Yes, her name is Kimber, and the other two are Ruger and Derringer.
Now where have I heard those names before?

My ex-wife thought she knew how to do everything to vehicles. She was wrong. She tried to change her oil once to prove that she could, and she couldnt figure out how to drain the oil...
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Before my wife comment, is it cold where you're at and/or was the guy dressed up? If a wiper breaks and I'm in a suit and they'll change it for free, sure I'm having them do it. Otherwise, no I think I can handle that even in this darn "Polar Vortex". Speaking of wives, I consider my wife above average when it comes to "car stuff". There is one thing she avoids like the plague and that's putting air in her tires. She has this irrational fear that she'll somehow overfill or there's a weak spot and it'll explode. This was fine until she got a car with TPMS. I think she'll get over that fear sooner rather than later. I'm not filling her tires when the're 2lbs light, she can do it!
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this is how i feel anytime i walk into a hardware store or auto parts store.

and bestbuy for that matter
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I'm glad to see so many Bully lovers! I own an operate a American Bully Kennel ( Edge of Troy Kennels Troy, Va.) We have 5 beautiful bullies, and just sold my last pup. Sorry I'm off topic lol.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #16
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This is very true. There are men out there today, that don't know how to check their engine oil, coolant and how to air there tires.

Most of us older generation were taught these basics from young on. Today, all they are interested in is computers!
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This is very true. There are men out there today, that don't know how to check their engine oil, coolant and how to air there tires. Most of us older generation were taught these basics from young on. Today, all they are interested in is computers!
I don't know much about vehicles but I can sure check my oil fine! those guys make me feel like a superstar! In their defence, every vehicle has a computer in it now...
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I've got so many of these type of stories that it would clog up the whole thread if I put half of them here.
As it turns out, my wife is MUCH more capable than many of my friends in the automotive hobby, so the title of this thread caught my attention.
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I don't know much about vehicles but I can sure check my oil fine! those guys make me feel like a superstar! In their defence, every vehicle has a computer in it now...
Yes it does, and some rely on their computers to tell them to change there oil! They don't have a clue as to when their oil needs changing, or even worse, that it should be changed!

I guess that we will call the new Generation, computer Gurus. Plus they will make enough money, that they can hire somebody else to maintain their Wrangler. Actually by that time, they will probably be driving a Porsche!
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This is very true. There are men out there today, that don't know how to check their engine oil, coolant and how to air there tires.

Most of us older generation were taught these basics from young on. Today, all they are interested in is computers!
My dad took the time to teach me,as I did my son,wife and now my grandsons.When I was 16 I was pulling and putting trannys in a transmission shop and rebuilding carbs at an auto center at night .A lot of it can be chalked up to kids laziness and their fathers being to busy doing their own thing to take the time to teach them..I am very proud to say that my wife as well as my teenage grandsons all know a lot more about autos than the majority of the guys these days
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My dad took the time to teach me,as I did my son,wife and now my grandsons.When I was 16 I was pulling and putting trannys in a transmission shop and rebuilding carbs at an auto center at night .A lot of it can be chalked up to kids laziness and their fathers being to busy doing their own thing to take the time to teach them..I am very proud to say that my wife as well as my teenage grandsons all know a lot more about autos than the majority of the guys these days
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Before my wife comment, is it cold where you're at and/or was the guy dressed up? If a wiper breaks and I'm in a suit and they'll change it for free, sure I'm having them do it. Otherwise, no I think I can handle that even in this darn "Polar Vortex". Speaking of wives, I consider my wife above average when it comes to "car stuff". There is one thing she avoids like the plague and that's putting air in her tires. She has this irrational fear that she'll somehow overfill or there's a weak spot and it'll explode. This was fine until she got a car with TPMS. I think she'll get over that fear sooner rather than later. I'm not filling her tires when the're 2lbs light, she can do it!
I live in the Palm Springs Ca. area. Cold? Uh nope, He was dressed in bright orange and dirty. construction or road work would have been my guess.
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I'm glad to see so many Bully lovers! I own an operate a American Bully Kennel ( Edge of Troy Kennels Troy, Va.) We have 5 beautiful bullies, and just sold my last pup. Sorry I'm off topic lol.
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I high school we had a very pretty girl take auto mechanics for an easy A.
She never wore shop coveralls. One day she was wearing a short skirt so
we had her pull the back two spark plugs on Chevy pickup. We all watched.
We sent her for muffler bearing and blinker fluid and called ahead to the part shop so they would have a package ready for her. 6 cans of Pepsi.
Now that made her kind of angry but we did fix her car.
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this is how i feel anytime i walk into a hardware store or auto parts store.

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Lol try Radio Shack. I just called to see if they carried Amateur Radio stuff and the guy acted like I had two heads. He doesn't even realize the term "radio shack" originated from amateur radio, that's how the place got started!
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I'm glad to see so many Bully lovers! I own an operate a American Bully Kennel ( Edge of Troy Kennels Troy, Va.) We have 5 beautiful bullies, and just sold my last pup. Sorry I'm off topic lol.
Lol I started it I guess. I'll have to take a pic of "Jade" tomorrow. She loves Jeep rides!
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Lol try Radio Shack. I just called to see if they carried Amateur Radio stuff and the guy acted like I had two heads. He doesn't even realize the term "radio shack" originated from amateur radio, that's how the place got started!
that's where people go to buy cell phones right?
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I was working with a kid (early 20's) in our cabinet shop. I was aligning the head on the CNC which took both hands. Once I had it aligned I asked him to tighten the bolts to secure it. He grabbed the socket wrench and tried to tighten them, all it did was go click, click, click. I said you need to reverse it to tighten them.
He didn't know how to reverse the drive on a hand ratchet to tighten from loosening. When I gave him crap, he responded with, why the hell should I know how to do that?
I was baffled.
I honestly can't remember how I learned it, it's sort of in our DNA isn't it?
I almost felt bad because he's a good kid but had ZERO mechanical ability.
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I was working with a kid (early 20's) in our cabinet shop. I was aligning the head on the CNC which took both hands. Once I had it aligned I asked him to tighten the bolts to secure it. He grabbed the socket wrench and tried to tighten them, all it did was go click, click, click. I said you need to reverse it to tighten them. He didn't know how to reverse the drive on a hand ratchet to tighten from loosening. When I gave him crap, he responded with, why the hell should I know how to do that? I was baffled. I honestly can't remember how I learned it, it's sort of in our DNA isn't it? I almost felt bad because he's a good kid but had ZERO mechanical ability.
I'm questioning his genetics. Because I'm pretty sure that's something you're born with...
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I was in auto zone last year, a guy came in and had the girl go outside in the pouring rain to change his wiper blades.
Was all I could do not to anything.

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