Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 11:17:11 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: I'm very tempted.

Grunff wrote: > Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > > > You aren't wrong, I think I'm just about the only person who does > > anything more than top up the washer bottle round out way. > > The oddest thing I find is the change in attitude over the past 20 > years. 20 years ago, if you'd asked 100 people if they could change a > wheel, all of the men, and a good few of the women would have said yes - > even if they couldn't, they'd have been embarrassed to say so. > > These days it seems to be that many people take pride in their inability > to do basic things. Doing anything with your hands is dirty, and > definitely best left to some greasy mechanic. Have you heard of the term 'oily rag syndrome' ? Professional Engineers in the UK are only too well aware of it. I don't know your line of work but it goes like this..... The 'suits' like to present themselves as being vital to a company despite being simply an overhead and often worse than useless. Part of their plan to achieve dominance involves denigrating anyone who actually has to do real work with their hands ! Of course they had a great boost in the 80s when Margaret Thatcher's government decreed that the UK could exist purely on a service economy and simply lost interest in manufacturing. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions. Graham

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