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Lyr Add: Life of a Parts Man (Leo Chouinard)

oldhippie 14 Jun 09 - 09:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE OF A PARTS MAN (Leo Chouinard)
From: oldhippie
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 09:31 AM

Anyone know the tune for this? Or, of any recordings?

LIFE OF A PARTS MAN
Leo Chouinard

I work behind the counter
In an automotive store
Sometimes I'm called a genius
Sometimes I'm called much more

I claim I'm no mechanic
But when the job goes sick
The mechanic comes and asks me
What makes the damned thing tick

I'm supposed to know the numbers
Of bolts and nuts and gears
For every car that was ever made
For more than forty years

I'm an engineer and machinist
And what not, Oh, my Lord
I'm supposed to be an Edison
Combined with Henry Ford

But life would be a pleasure
And I'd grin from ear to ear
If the customer would tell me
The model, make, and year.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of A Parts Man - Leo Chouinard
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 11:51 AM

"I want to book my boss's Mercedes in for a service"

"What Model madam?"

"Its Blue!"


ACTUAL conversation at a Mercedes Dealership ! SEVERAL times !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of A Parts Man - Leo Chouinard
From: Bernard
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 01:39 PM

'Can I buy a new dip stick, please?'

'Why's that, madam?'

'This one doesn't reach the oil!'

On a more serious note, a mechanic friend of mine tells of a police squad car calling in because they thought they had a flat battery... they were quite right - it had literally melted!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of A Parts Man - Leo Chouinard
From: EBarnacle
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 12:08 PM

Gee, when I was sales manager/being service manager/being parts manager for a SAAB and Citroen dealership, I only had to know where to find the part numbers and prices for two books, which parts were generic, and so on for a couple of thousand parts.


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