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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:03 PM

I swung by the mower shop to get a belt for my go-kart and while I was there a guy cam in with a push mower. He told the guy at the shop that they had ordered him the wrong parts and it didn't run right now. so my biddy Mark, mower shop guy, took the breather off. No filter. The part he bought - one of the throttle springs on the carb - was installed wrong and the return spring was missing. Mark told him that he shouldn't run it without the air cleaner. Guy says he only ran it for a few seconds to make it run better. Mark stuck his finger in the carb and pulled out a huge clump of finely ground grass. I bit my lip to keep from laughing. Mark just gave his head a barely perceptible shake. Personally I would have told him he was too stupid to own a mower and to hire someone to cut the yard. However, Mark is more professional than I am and sold him the right parts and sent him off to destroy something else.


I love hanging out at the shop. My wife even knows where to call to find me if I leave my phone in the truck.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:15 PM

A lawnmower that runs on it's own clippings... hmmm.... It is genius.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:28 PM

A lawnmower that runs on it's own clippings... hmmm.... It is genius.


Finally! An actual use for baggers! LOL!
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:44 PM

yep it takes all kinds! I've gotten a few without a filter installed but mostly I get them with the filter clogged so badly that the mower won't run.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 03:17 PM

Finally! An actual use for baggers! LOL!




Good one. :smilewink:

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 05:01 PM

I will wager that your friend sees a lot of those types of situations.

I don't know if this was the case here, but I love how these days it is ALWAYS someone else's fault. It's never operator error. Sounds like your friend has learned tact and diplomacy keep the customers coming back.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 07:39 PM

It couldve been any store in America, selling anything. It happens everywhere, everyday.

I have long had a theory that (Not unlike the Swiss and mandated Armed Forces time) every person who graduates HS must work one full year in retail sales or customer service.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 07:43 PM

He should have told I didn't sell you the wrong part, you're just working on the mower.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 08:46 PM

He should have told I didn't sell you the wrong part, you're just working on the mower.


I will have to remember that.


He was probably afraid I would say something. He knows I speak my mind. It wasn't my business though. I was just standing around causing problems anyhow. LOL. A while back I was giving him a hard time and he told me to keep it up he hadn't thrown anyone out of the shop all day long. His daddy loves it when I come in. It is nothing for us to be standing there talking and the mechanics to walk up and say we are going home yall lock the door, and just walk off.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Organic mower. As long as he keeps mowing he'll have an endless supply of fuel!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 08:59 PM

I'm trying to remember the last time I even used a push mower ? :smilewink:

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 10:00 PM

For those of us who are mechanically inclined it is very difficult to imagine being any other way. It has to be totally frustrating not to be able to understand simple mechanical things. You know that customer was very frustrated when he came in there and was feeling apprehensive about the situation. I admire your friends patience and professional mind set. My hat is off to him.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Most people don't spend much money on mowers these days, they would rather buy new.




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