I hate DIY with a passion !!

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by TheHappyOne, 19 Nov 2016.

  1. foxhole

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    Mainly down to how you see the world, everyone is different, if I am asked to fix a something I can identify problem very quickly while others will stare at it for ever and never see whats right in front of them.
    Simple example , room full of people and overhead projector is not working, no meeting can take place till it's fixed, so I walk in the room over to projector look down and switch on socket, job done. Yet it did not occur to the 20 people in the room to check or even look at the plug.



    Or it could be I just worked for a bunch of ****s.
     
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  3. Or we each have our strengths and weaknesses, and I'm sure there was at least one **** in that room that could show you a trick or two in other areas.

    But having said that, I know exactly where you're coming from.
     
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    Spot on, competent DIY is down to having the right frame of mind. The stuff isn't difficult to use and it doesn't take long to acquire the skills of, for example, laying down a consistent line of sealant along a corner if you really want to learn. The essential requirement is mindfulness; do things in a rush or distractedly and you'll mess up and end up getting frustrated and wasting money.
     
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    They were all in advertising, anyone who has worked there will know what a bunch of prats they are.
     
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    Shame he could only repair foot rests and foot brakes though.....

    :whistle:
     
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    He was pretty good with engines too, so long as they'd been run in..
     
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    can you toe a broken down motor bike
     
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    Physically, yes. Legally, I'm uncertain. I suppose the overarching considerations would be whether you can do it safely, whether you have the balls and how quickly you heel if it all goes wrong. do you in tendon taking such steps any time soon?
     
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    Sole destroying isn't it
     
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