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Old 07-13-2017, 02:45 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by duster1979 View Post
I don't have a "problem" with it. It was not my intent or desire to question your son's education, training, or ability as a mechanic.

But "mechanic" is a vocation, not a license. Unlike, say, a doctor, who is still a doctor as long as he or she maintains a license to practice medicine regardless of what he or she actually does for a living, a person must be actively working as a mechanic in order to be a mechanic. And quick lube places don't employ mechanics.

If he has worked as a mechanic elsewhere so be it, but I gathered from your previous post that the quick lube was the extent of his experience. My mistake.

And as far as your friend goes, very few people with psychology degrees work anywhere near that field. I once worked at a brokerage firm, there were more psychology majors working there than finance majors. But the same thing applies, if they aren't working as psychologists or maintaining a license, they aren't psychologists.
Sorry for getting hissy about that. I just got so tired of getting grief about his stint at the lube place. "I thought he was a mechanic."

He's a real mechanic. He started when he was in high school. Every few weeks there'd be some kid's car in my driveway because he worked for whatever they could give him. He replaced the timing belt on my mother's Honda. No idea how he figured that out. He also ripped apart my car's engine when he was probably 20. Three months, but it was a beauty when it was done. Custom painted engine parts. He put a snorkel on my Subaru. "What's that noise?" It's your son cutting a hole in your car panel.

This is what happens when you let your five year old dismantle old toasters and phones.

Doc worked in that field until someone hit him with a dining room chair. Spinal surgery isn't for the faint of heart.
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