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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 19:17
by dutch power
Stumbled across some funny forum question ,...

"So, my boyfriend bought a '96 Cherokee (XJ) SE, for way too much, like around $3,000. It broke down and he has put another $2,500 in it and totally rebuilt the engine and did a lot of after market work on it. He has and will do all the labor himself, he refuses to pay for labor. Now, he finds out that the motor needs to be taken back out and fixed again and is looking at another $700. I said he should just sell it and wipe his hands clean, he says he won't make enough."

"Firstly, what is your guys' opinion on what he should do? Secondly, how much do you think he could make parting it versus just the whole car as is?"

Thanks for your guys' opinions!

First repley on that topic >>

You want my opinion? Ok…

Shut the hell up. You’re not his wife. You’re not paying for the repairs. It’s absolutely none of your business what he does with his Jeep or his money. I know your type well… first it’s “Sell the Jeep because it’s costing too much money.” Then it’s “No, you can’t go spend the weekend with your buddies because I need you to take me shopping.” Then it’s “Oh gee, honey… I’m pregnant. Gosh, I have no idea how that happened.”

You’re a DreamKiller. You kill a guy’s dreams, take away his future, tie him down with a fat mortgage and too many babies, and turn him into just another miserable guy wondering, “How the hell did I get here?”

Do you really want to help him? Here’s what you do… go to your local library (it’s a big building with books inside) and check out a couple of books on rebuilding engines. Read them, over and over, until YOU understand what needs to be done. Then help him get that engine out and rebuild it. Tie your hair back in a ponytail, put on some old jeans and get your hands dirty. Hand him wrenches, hold the light, pull the wire connectors apart, help him get the hood off… help him with anything he needs. When he gets tired, run inside and make him a hot lunch or dinner. Fix him coffee, hot chocolate, whatever he wants. (But NO beer. Beer is for when the job is done.)

Then when the day is over and you’re both exhausted from working on the engine, push him into a hot shower and jump in with him. Scrub his back, wash his hair, rinse him off, and dry him with fluffy towels still hot from the dryer. Then push him into bed and screw his ears off. Then get up the next day and do it all over again.

Make him realize that rebuilding an engine is a slow and methodical process. Make him realize that every step should be regarded as surgery; every step must be perfect… perfect torque, perfect fit, perfectly clean. If you run into a step that you just can’t figure out, ask for help from someone who knows what he’s doing. Are you cute? Put on a low-cut top, show some cleavage and go (by yourself) to the local Jeep shop, and explain to the guys that you are helping your boyfriend to rebuild his engine and neither of you can figure out this one little step, and do they have any advice…

Think it won’t work? Think again. We guys love to help cute girls, even if they have a boyfriend. (Hey, maybe you’ve got a sister, or girlfriend…)

But absolutely DO NOT whine or complain. Do not say a single negative thing. Not a single “Oooooo, I broke a nail.” If you break a nail, or cut your finger, or bang a knuckle, you just shut up and DEAL WITH IT. You should be a hopelessly optomistic, never-say-die cheerleader, encouraging him every step of the way.

That’s my opinion.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 20:05
by Scott Beck
Great opinion. He's right all the way. If they were married it would be a completely different story.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 22:15
by SteveB

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Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 00:18
by Bilbo
"DreamKiller", I like that! :lol:

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Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 00:41
by SteveB
Bilbo wrote:"DreamKiller", I like that! :lol:
Indeed :lol: :lol:

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Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 01:25
by dutch power
Yeah at the dreamkiller part i pretty much felt of my chair lol, just had to share this with you guys. :D :mrgreen:

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Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 07:06
by Steve
Good stuff Dutchie, but I'll bet she would never get grease on her hands, lol

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Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 17:26
by carrera
yay...reality in cool is that.
I do all work myself on my vehicles because there are "repair manuals"available everywhere.Helps to have worked at both GM and Ford as well.
My father worked as a mechanic in vancouver for years as well.I don't trust a woman doing anything really.
Thats why men rule the world...hello?......."MEN RULE THE WORLD"...every woman in the world listening to this is plugging her ears going"lalalalala...can't hear you".
The last thing I want in the garage pissing me off while I'm working on a vehicle is a woman....thanx....
Women just sit there with other women conspiring to outsmart men...thats their life....thats it....
The only good woman in this world is my mother...why?...simple.She doesn't like hanging around with other women because they are"petty and childish at best".those are her words not mine....LOL...and they ring true.Even my wife now says the same thing about her cooworkers...They dont talk about work.They just talk about each other when their backs are turned.
Another reason why women shouldn't be running anything except daycare...LOL..
This is the real truth and now you know why I am such an advocate for robot prostitutes....less problems....hahahahahahaha...and less talking...
Oh and I really dont want a woman talking to me about my "feelings"while I'm changing a wheel bearing ok?
carrera 8) 8) 8)

Re: Opinions??

Posted: 02 Mar 2011, 03:22
by SteveB
I didn't want to start a new thread with this so I will post it here.

IMO Bernie "money bucks" Ecclestone has just confirmed that he is losing his frigging mind.

check it out >>

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Posted: 02 Mar 2011, 03:35
by Steve
I agree with you there Steve O...the sooner they get a new "boss" the better, he is insane.....

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Posted: 03 Mar 2011, 23:51
by SteveB
Steve wrote:I agree with you there Steve O...the sooner they get a new "boss" the better, he is insane.....
Indeed he is, when they made Mosely resign they should have forced Bernie to follow suit.
Maybe he is paying someone to keep his

Re: Opinions??

Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 05:43
by carrera
Remember that Formula one needs whack jobs like bernie.....
There would be nothing to write about otherwise.
I think there should be topless models all around the track to distract the drivers.
Now theres a good idea...oh wait....the feminists would revolt and men would no longer be allowed to have penis's.
That would be a sad day for mankind...Most of my guy friends have no balls anyways as they are "yes dear"type of guys.
Me...I can do whatever I want anytime(as long as my wife lets me).... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
carrera 8) 8) 8)

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Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 11:07
by Coffeemachine
i dont know what the complaints are about, i would love to see sprinklers in barcelona half waythrough the processional race :)