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Re: [T3] New Fastback photos

Its funny ytou should mention this.  When I was in
high school (circa 1988) all I wanted to be was a
mechanic.  I took all the shop classes, and did the
minimum of other academic work.  I even went to a
technical school to learn more about mechanics.  By
1989 I had a job as a line mechanic at a Ford
dealership, and by 1990 I was laid off.

With the economy the way it was then, I couldn't find
another basically entry-level mechanic job, so I
decided to go back to school.  Part time at first, but
eventually I ended up attending university full-time,
and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1997.  Now I
have a good paying job that allows me to do things
like tinker with Type 3s.  

I wouldn't trade my experiences or what I learned in
school or during my bried career as a mechanic, but
then again I'm glad I don't do it for a living

'68 Fastback

--- Dave Hall <dave@hallvw.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> That was something I noticed in years of teaching -
> virtually none of the
> brighter kids wanted to be mechanics.  There was an
> occasional one who was
> particularly gifted at practical skills, at the
> expense of his other subjects.
> Seems all the parents want their kids to become
> managers, academics or media
> moguls.  While we need some of them (I suppose), we
> need skilled mechanics,
> plumbers, electricians etc too.  Why do we not
> celebrate manual skills any more,
> no matter what area it is shown in?   I guess that's
> why we are happy with
> slab-sided monstrosities rather than craft-rich
> buildings like the ones we saw
> in Albany, NY.  Bring back the craftsman (and woman
> - mmm all that
> home-baking!).
> Dave.
> UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
> http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/
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