Monkey lads at it again
audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun Jan 28 14:50:15 EST 2007
> Why do you return to places with monkey lads?
> No trusted shops in the area?
For one thing, NTB is open on the weekend. I try not to ask my neighbor
to walk over to his shop and open it up just so I can fix some tire
thing on Sat/Sun.
The last thing I had them do (on a weekend) was put a used tire on a rim
that had a trashed tire on it for my then GF. Work done promptly with a
smile and - free of charge.
>> Caveat emptor noted, of course, but one thing I like about NTB is that
>> they let you hang out near the work being done.
>> Any place like that, has to sort of "bottom feed" for employees - as in,
>> real "techs" get jobs at real car repair places. So they are the place
>> where either kids "learnin' the biz" or "old timers sick of the biz"
>> end up.
>> I have monitored tire mounting work and an alignment job at my local
>> NTB, I always think it helps if you're there, and care - the "tech"
>> tries to do their best, to show off? To be honest?
>> It's an art, of course, the balancing act between being a buddy and
>> being an a-hole.
>> I hope you also taught your son to loosen and re-torque lug nuts/bolts
>> after any "unsupervised" work on the wheels... and bought him a torque
>> wrench... another addict and troublemaker is born!
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