You Don't Have To Look The Part ... To Cheat!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
At one time in my life (no matter that I am a sissy!) ... I would have made a good mechanic. Yes, a mechanic. I am mechanically inclined. Sometimes ... I like to take something apart.
I had a computer some years ago ... it was still new. I take good care of my things. It quit working one day ... this was when I sat down ... took it apart. Of course, I didn't know what worked what.
I looked around at the shiny parts in it ... all were new, all was 'clean as a whistle'. I put it the cover back on ... and plugged it in. It worked!
I didn't know it, but ... the power cord needed replacing. Later, after I learned an expensive lesson ... not only an expensive lesson, but ... also ... what kind of computer person I took it to, was dishonest.
I took it to a local computer shop, asked the guy to find out what was wrong. He called me to say it was the ... mother board. He repaired my computer ... I took it home, opened the tower up to see what he did.
I sat there in shock. He had put a dusty box the power cord plugs into ... inside my computer. Not only that ... the box had a name printed on it with a Sharpie pen ... it had been marked through! I was angry.
I didn't want to call him while being 'burning-mad' ... I waited until I could talk nicely to him. I told him that he'd put someone else's parts in my computer ... I knew my parts!
His answer was ... "I must have gotten someone else's part mixed up with yours". I knew it wasn't so ... I 'knew' it.
He told me to come by, he'd give me a brand-new part. I did ... it was in a box that'd never been opened. I never went back to him ... I couldn't trust him at all, now.
The sad thing is ... both Skip and I thought a lot of him. He sure didn't look the type who'd cheat. Later, I found out ... we weren't the only ones.
You don't have to look the part ... to cheat!
Photo/Story Credit belongs to Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee ( &grannygee)
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