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_Hastings - 06:40pm Aug 19, 1998 PST
'And I have the sense to recognize that I don't know how to let you go.'

Just because....

To talk to others about nothing at all, and so we don't take up the teasers time and space. As some of you know, I enjoy talking about nothing and annoying people. If you also like to do that, this is just the place. Anything goes here, but remember, it's all in good fun and not meant to hurt others.

Hastings

8P



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Jersey Girl - 04:05pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#60 of 8481)
"Nothing matters in this whole wide world when you're in love with a Jersey Girl" - B. Springsteen

I'll have to try that when it's light out. I hate when turn signals go out; it makes that annoying rapid blinky sound when you turn it on.


kirsten b - 04:07pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#61 of 8481)

yeah, I know what you mean. and like i said, if you take it to autozone or somewhere they will usually help you for free. Especially if you are a woman. They think we dont have a clue. ;o)


Jersey Girl - 04:10pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#62 of 8481)
"Nothing matters in this whole wide world when you're in love with a Jersey Girl" - B. Springsteen

LOL!!! No, my bf will fix it for me. He is an actual mechanic and has to replace my exhaust system soon, so I can stop choking on exhaust fumes at red lights.


sassi - 04:11pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#63 of 8481)
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

Boyfriends actually work on your car without any gripping? Geesh, do I choose the wrong ones or what! **g**

Actually I'm a farm girl and my dad always said, if you drive it, you have to know how to fix it. I remember here at work talking with a male coworker and giving him mechanical advice. I also told him to walk into a shop with big attitude, tell them that they have to show you exactly what needs repair and why. And if they refuse or attempt to throw you out, demand the keys and leave.

He burst out laughing. Said he felt intimidated because as a man, the "norm" is that he knows all about cars, so usually he gets rooked - as he won't question for fear of looking like a sissy.

He went in the next time with my attitude and wow, he was surprised how fast that estimate dropped!

Anyhow, diana, sounds like people have it all covered for you with the advice, so good luck. :)


kirsten b - 04:12pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#64 of 8481)

Always good to have a boyfriend that is handy. I havent always had one (I am better with most of that stuff than hubby), so I have learned to do a lot of it myself.


sassi - 04:15pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#65 of 8481)
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

~shrug~ I don't think anyone needs a boyfriend to fix cars or other things. But then, you all know what I do for work and my attitude on this stuff so we'll leave it there. **smiling**

I think Kirsten, it's much better to learn how to do it and just do it...and then, as you said, if you don't want to, there are people around who will. But at least you won't get rooked, as you know what has to be done. :)

besides, I have my dad, brother and friend's husbands who help me out..or my good girl friend who worked in a garage for years and is great with repairs too. :) ~laughing~


Jersey Girl - 04:22pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#66 of 8481)
"Nothing matters in this whole wide world when you're in love with a Jersey Girl" - B. Springsteen

Sassi - my dad didn't even teach me the importance of making sure the car has plenty of oil, much less any other car care tips. Needless to say, my first car suffered a painful death when I allowed it to run out of oil and the engine seized. I do agree that women should know the basics for caring for and maintaining a car. And as for my bf not complaining, his family has him well trained. He works on their cars far more than he does mine.


kirsten b - 04:22pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#67 of 8481)

We know people that can do the harder repairs, so rarely do we have to take a car to the shop for anything other than an oil change. I choose not to repair things myself, but I could change the oil and stuff.


Lucky Scout - 05:57pm Feb 5, 2004 PST(#68 of 8481)

My father is a mechanic and he taught me the basics so "his daughter" wouldn't have to flag down strangers for help.

My brother is a panel beater/spray painter and I married a mechanic/boilermaker so I'm pretty well covered.


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