PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ZION
 
Comments: 42
Article views: 478
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

Backyard mechanic

28 September 2012, 08:54
BACKYARD  MECHANIC

     In order to save on fuel costs, the four of us: Piet, Gordon, Paul and myself started a mini lift club. Each person would drive the others to work and back for a week then the next one takes over etc.

     On this particular day Piet did not turn up so I went looking for him and found him at his home standing beside his car. The bonnet was open and the car refused to start.

      I loaded him up and fetched the other two. At work Piet arranged for a tow-in service to collect the car and deliver it to a designated garage where repairs will be done. The garage could not get the vehicle going so they towed it to another garage but with the same outcome. The costs so far, excluding the tow-in was about R500. Piet almost blew a gasket. The car was now towed to an auto-electric business and within a few minutes the engine was running. Cause : a loose connection on the fuel injection system.

     A touch of solder and Mugabe is your uncle.  Cost - Zero.

     Were I to have some drug or other medical problem I definitely would never pay a visit to the butcher, the baker or the candle-stick maker or other forms of back-yard mechanics But rather to a specialist or GP that has experience and the relevant qualifications. But I would only do so if the qualifications and ability were genuine.

    Further, I would never take my problems to the News 24 dagga warriors to ask for assistance  No sir, I would rather live with the psychosis than be tormented with a bunch of irrelevant statistics.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
42 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
ohomen171
Liberia: Political Football

Former soccer star George Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai in a run-off election to select Libera’s president next month. Read more...

0 comments 68 views
Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
Mother England to the aid of the ...

All thanks to the ANC and their brave defence of their corrupt and morally inept president that our own crime fighting institutions have been turned into weapons of spying. Read more...

0 comments 309 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Some Pictures From the 1950's

In the '50 cars were colourful and we got dressed up for birthday parties and we even played in the streets because we didn't have to text our friends to come and play.  Read more...

0 comments 346 views
Submitted by
Siphesihle Mdletshe
A voice for taxpayers?

The office of the Tax Om-bud is central to the social contract between government and citizens, by ensuring that citizens are treated fairly with respect to tax collection." - Melusi Gigaba, Minister of Finance. Read more...

0 comments 278 views
Submitted by
Pan
Happy Diwali to everyone!

Happy Diwali to you all! May you all enjoy this festival of Light surrounded by the love of your family & friends. May the next year light your lives with Love. Read more...

0 comments 132 views
Submitted by
Kagisho Montjane
ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figura...

It is inconceivable currently in South Africa to think of leaders of character and not mention the right Reverend Bishop, Dr BE Lekganyane. Read more...

0 comments 323 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.