I think this applies to a lot of us, I can work on a car and fix minor problems but when asked, “What is that noise?” I have no idea, basically I can take stuff apart and put it back together in reverse order and make it work, but diagnosing mechanical problems is not my thing.
Bring home something in a box and the last thing I look at is the directions, most of the things I put together stay that way, and just look at all the extra stuff I gather to add to my junk cans, you never know when you are going to need a little round blue plastic thingie, and if you do I most likely have one, I only have to find the correct junk can.
What is a junk can you ask, all of you guys out there already know, it is one of the many empty coffee cans you just couldn’t stand to throw out, you never know when you are going to need a good coffee can, and they make excellent places to store left over pieces and parts you just cant stand to throw away either.
Construction is a job I did in the past, we put together a lot of buildings, but to make a long story short I learned just enough about working with wood to keep me out of trouble, Electricity is a different story as many of my longtime readers know, Do You Need An Electrician is one to look back on for a refresher if you want.
I worked for a water utility company for about fifteen years and learned how to put pipes in the ground that carry water to the community, I also learned how to repair those pipes when they leak, I repaired water meters and went out to peoples homes for service calls and to collect their past due bills.
Did this make me a plumber, heck no I suck at plumbing, but I did earn a “Master Of BS Award” for keeping myself alive while collecting in the wrong part of town, basically you just have to treat people the way you want to be treated, it’s no BS and it’s simple as that when dealing with people.
Construction Worker, Mechanic, Plumber, Electrician, Customer Service Rep, lets all get together and sing YMCA because if I keep going I most likely can throw in an Indian, Cowboy, and a Cop, but seriously am I any of the above.
I learned a lot over the years by doing different jobs and paying attention to people when they talk, I claim no title except for Jack of all trades, it’s not so bad to know a little about everything, that is the way the world works, because contrary to popular belief none of us will ever know it all.