Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Those crazy Germans

I bought a belt tensioner for my car since the pulley bearings are shot, and there is no option to buy just a replacement pulley. When I opened the box, I saw one of the universal diagrams and laughed out loud after I decoded it:Apparently you have to have a set of overalls to work on cars. Mere mortals need not apply.
This presents a distinct problem because overalls go against every fashion-forward concept in the world today. Secondarily, I'd have to buy said overalls, and even if purchased at WalMart they'll be at least $20, which brings the overall price of the job up that much more. This is unacceptable.
I think I'll just close my garage door when I'm installing it so that nobody can see that I'm not wearing overalls. I will be wearing khakis since there are no rivets to scratch paint, but no overalls. Just don't tell anybody. Thanks.

-the ATM

2 comments:

SPD07 said...

I thought that meant no amateurs only certified mechanics apply. Thanks for clearing that up for me, I'm on my way to walmart right now

the ATM said...

One could take that as the meaning, but it's more convenient using my definition. Plus, I know a little about the business end of a wrench.

I think.