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For you do it yourselfers out there!

I can relate sometimes! Just sayin.




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I'm with ya. In the process of restoring a 1953 International truck. I for the life of me could not get any of the lug nuts loose on 2 wheels. Was really frustrating. Ended up pulling the hub and all off attached to the wheel and took to the shop. Studs were left hand thread.
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Yea, I have had those moments too. Usually happens at the end of a long day or when you are deep into a difficult project. It's true that it's usually good to step away for a while and come back to it with a clear head.

I think this guy just needs a bigger puller

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You didn't happen to find that on the FB VMF did you ? Seems like something one would see over there
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All (most?) of us at one time or the other
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My wife was one of those gifted kids. She even had a shirt with this comic on it. To give you an idea of just how smart, she won Jeopardy in 2006. But I see her do crap like this everyday. She amazes me all the time with her ability to not see something happening 6" away from her. (Like the dog drinking out of her glass while we sit on the couch.) I love her to death, but man, her focus could use a little help. However, just hope she isn't at your bar on trivia night!
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Hate to ask but
1) is parking brake stuck on ?

2) have you tried backing off star wheel adjuster ?
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They just need the Watchamacallit tool next to the Blinker fluid.
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My wife was one of those gifted kids. She even had a shirt with this comic on it. To give you an idea of just how smart, she won Jeopardy in 2006. But I see her do crap like this everyday. She amazes me all the time with her ability to not see something happening 6" away from her. (Like the dog drinking out of her glass while we sit on the couch.) I love her to death, but man, her focus could use a little help. However, just hope she isn't at your bar on trivia night!
I live with three highly intelligent people (wife and 2 kids) that have focus issues (A.D.D.) and I probably have a touch of it, but MAN !! The stuff I see them do I easily can correct but sometimes I just sit and watch with a smile on my face...as long as they're not about to get hurt or break something...

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That's like the guy who was president on Mensa. He made a statement that his superior intellect would enable him to live longer then the average person. Died of a heart attack at something like 40.

I'm glad I belong to Densa, for those with a IQ of 159 or less.

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Love the Gary Larson cartoons. They're frighteningly accurate and remain relevant today.
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My son in the military called me up a week or so ago all excited. A while ago I'd showed him a Youtube of some hot looking woman putting a quart of oil in her BMW's engine compartment. Not the engine -- the compartment. My son laughed and that was that.
Well he called me a week or so ago all excited, he was driving back to base, about an hour or so out still and filling up at a gas station. "Dad, you're not gonna believe it but the woman in front of me did it!! She came out of the store with a litre of oil, opened it and poured oil all over her engine like she was sprinkling spice or something, she shut the hood and drove off." He said he wanted to film her and put it up but thought it would be impolite or whatever. But, it proves that it they do indeed live among us.
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Pictures like that make me glad in a way that I grew up minus social media. I have no doubt I did many a similar doofus but I was forced to figure it out myself. Bright side is that everyone on the planet didn't point at me and and laugh. Downside is there were many a time I would have loved to have someone tell me "You're holding it upside down, just flip it over and it will go right on." Eventually I came up with my personal mantra: "Stop trying to make it go the way you think it ought to and figure out how it actually does."

A parts guy buddy recalls a lady who came in and bought a quart of oil. Came in and got another. Then another. At quart number four he went outside with her. She was actually putting oil into the correct orifice. But she apparently hadn't heard of dipsticks and had an idea you poured it in until you could see it through the cap like coolant.
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Love all the "related" posts...but did you get the dang drum off??
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