It never fails. You’re by yourself somewhere with a broken down car and no one will show up for hours. Or you can put the hood up and sit in the seat listening to the radio and hope someone will show up before the battery runs down.
But the moment you put the car hood up, and have some tools with you, people will be pulling in from miles around. People you have nerver seen before most cerainly stop and offer advice on how to do the job right.
I even once had a tour bus pull in. At first I thought it was one of those tour the rustic, sceney areas of rural Clover County, but it turns out, they occupants couldn’t resist the oppurtunity to dispense free mechanicing advice, to me inparticular, and had requested to the driver that he pull over.
Performing before a stadium filled with people can be little more harrowing than trying to get a vehicle running in front of an adviced-filled audience.
I was to the stage of jiggling the spark plug wires when a couple guys retired from a shop stepped up and more or less offered to show me how it was done; for my own good.
That’s how it works somedays. But they got it fixed, and I picked up some pointers. So no complaints here.