I run into people all the time that i swear i don’t know how they make it. I’m referring to those i’ll call the “functionally illiterate at fixing things”.
I know i would be one broke sucker if i had to call a plumber every time a sink trap sprung a leak. Or call an electrician when i wanted to put in flood lights or move a receptacle. I just don’t get how some people allow what i’d consider the basic skills of life to go unlearned. Anyone with enough sense to balance a checkbook or drive a car surely has what it takes to do most of the basic “fixit” skills, but for some reason don’t.
Are they intimidated? Do they think such task require a mysterious gene they are sure they lack?
I believe we all are knowledgable about things that interest us. But paying the Sears repairman $60 to come tell you your washing machine wouldn’t drain because the hose had a kink in it (true story of a couple i know).....should be a wake up call to all those disinterested!
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