It happened a long time ago. A long time ago means sometime during the 1980’s in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a true story and was told by the wife of the mechanic on a cold winter evening while I was attending the seminar. I can’t recall the house or the subject of the seminar. We, and there were at least 6-8 people, sat on the carpeted floor.
It was a simple story, or so it seemed. It was a cold winter morning and she needed to drive somewhere. She gets into the car and it won’t start. After a few tries, she gives up and goes into the house to get her husband. He calmly puts on his winter jacket, hat and a pair of gloves. He goes outside and looks at the car before placing his hands on the hood and after a minute or two lifts open the hood of the car and makes an adjustment . The car starts.
Lots of Questions and No Answers!
How did that happened? Aren’t you curious? Did he talk to the car? Did he have a magic touch? Of course there were no answers.
About a year later, I was on the west coast trying to get my datsun to start. I had been having problems with it working and then not working. So, I walked across the street to talk with the neighbor who was a car wizard. He told me to drive the car over his house. He lifted up the hood and looked and looked and he tried a few things. He didn’t say much and neither did I. Suddenly i heard this voice “It is the carburetor.” I didn’t know what that meant. Yes, cars had carburetors but what was their function? About thirty minutes later, the car wizard said “It is the carburetor.” I thanked him. Hmm. That was twice within a year. Yes, I am a believer and while I can’t fix cars, I always tell my cars to please let me know when it needs a repair. My cars have never let me down.