Every surface in the shop is greasy
All chairs are uncomfortable as the padding is worn out
There is dust everywhere
The tv has no volume and captions off
There is a vending machine across from where you sit
Looks like King Kong took a shjt in the bathroom
Once in a while you smell cigarette smoke but no one is smoking
@seeUpee, like it should be . That's how you know stuff gets done around there.
@seeUpee, a MANS garage
@seeUpee, the smell of gritty orange soap lingering near the pedestal sink with one lone mirror that hangs above it, much too dirty to see in. The old wooden desk that functions as a catch all with random bolts, a greasy keyboard, and a Bass Pro hat. The red lines of hoses running though the garage that function as the shop's veins. Torn blue shirts with grey stripes draped over a chair, the lone candy dispenser machine that has had the same Runts in it since 1977. Magenta, flimsy shop towels thrown haphazardly, so thin they could blow away in a gentle wind. The big tractor tire and shovel that no one has claimed ownership of in 10 years.
@KittyVonClaude, heeeeey happy 2021... for a nurse, you sure described an auto shop well
@seeUpee, happy 2021! Ah, step father was a mechanic, grew up in a shop. "He fixed them up, I paid attention." What line is that movie from??
But god damn it they get stuff done
But it's fúckin' true though!
@GayShjtSniper, billy-Bob would disagree with the number of letters if he could count
When you finally find a good honest mechanic/garage tho, it's just great to know your not going to be ripped off.
About 6 years ago when I dropped my old car off for some work to be done on it at a crappy garage i used to go to, something happened while it was in their care, possibly a rock fell from a overhanging cliff by the garage, or maybe it was even one of the workers accidently did it, but my windscreen got cracked. The dude at the garage was trying to convice me to claim it on my insurance and im like mate if i give you something to fix and it comes back more broken, im not the one paying for it haha.
What about Hector
@Empshok, the h is silent so it doesn't count.
I worked at two serious mechanic shops. At a independent "works on anything" shop and a Toyota dealership. While at the independent shop this was the case, and to be fair anyone getting paid flagged hours is given a pass on profanity. Now working at the dealership, they give you a uniform tool box, and have a rulebook for upkeep. No lewd photography was in that book. However if you really want to be grossed out, look at the staff bathrooms. every fluid a man can make used to line the floors at my dealerships locker room.
@Barry Dylan, 🤮
@Barry Dylan, I feel like the profanity part of things is like case by case for everything not just things like this. I Work for the government and go between 2 offices. 1 office everything is super serious where you gotta watch everything you say... the other is like a contest of who can swear the most all day long. 2nd office is the waaaay better office to work at tho.
@bonja, My point is when you don't get paid for the amount of time you spent on the work performed, but instead you get paid the amount your boss's boss thinks you deserve for a job it can be extremely frustrating.
Is this not how it’s supposed to be
I work in an auto shop, almost all of this is true. I dunno if we have a titty calendar but I know that one of the guys has a tan cowgirl with honkers on the side of his toolbox. We have 3 dude named mike and the rest of the mechanics myself included have names under five letters, or at least go by names below five letters
No ones names makes me get a headache
It feels comforting honestly. In this crazy world that's constantly changing, it's nice to step into something that feels familiar.
Kinda really depends on where you're from. Never been to a mechanic like that but I know tons that always have motown or some Spanish music playing but you can never tell where the radio is. There's always some guy over 50 with a beer belly, and some guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth
And your question is what?
I was going to say this is not true. Took one look around the shop I work at sand can confirm. Other than the vending machine.