Follow up: Getting you butt kicked
On Tuesday 11/22, I wrote a post with a story about me getting my butt kicked by a Jetta. I hope that it didn’t bum everyone out. I will be honest, that really put me in a bad mood that night. I was going to go out with some friends after work. I decided to pass on the party, I didn’t think that I would be that much fun to be around.
After stressing out about that Jetta for 2 full days, I went in to work to “face my music”. I rolled in early to get a jump on what I figured would be a nightmare. When I got to work the first thing that I did was try and start the Jetta.
Before I tell you guys what happened to the Jetta, I need to make sure everyone understands the way a mechanic’s mind works. After a few years of working on the same cars, a mechanics mind adapts to certain things. You stop questioning WHY the car company does the things they do! Its basically a survival tool. If I spent time trying to figure out WHY, I would have lost my mind years ago. I try to focus on HOW things work, not WHY they work the way they do.
Ok, so I get to work, I get in and try and start the Jetta. What happens, THE CAR STARTS?!?!?!?! It started right up like nothing was ever wrong. Even as I write this, I have no idea what happened. I have been trying to build a story where this could happen. I got nothing. I just have to remember not to figure out why!
I test drove the car, ran the test that would not pass, and now the car is good. Its crazy how the car just sat for 2 days, and “fixed it self’!
Do things like this happen in other jobs, or is this an auto industry thing?