How to Fail in Business

Auto mechanic checking an internal combustion engine.

Pamela looked worried. “My car is making a strange sound.”

“Do what I do. Turn the radio louder,” replied Karl.

“That’s not going to help. What if it’s a serious problem?”

“Does the car still go?” asked Karl.

“Yes.”

“Do the brakes still work?”

“Yes.”

“Can you steer the car?”

“Yes.”

“Then what’s the problem? It still does all the things a car’s supposed to do. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” concluded Karl.

Karl’s attitude angered Pamela. “That doesn’t mean the car’s okay. Maybe it’s about to break.”

“It’s a machine. All cars break. It’s inevitable. Don’t overreact. You have a cellphone. When it does break down, give me a call.”

“Haven’t you ever heard of preventative maintenance?” demanded Pamela.

“Haven’t you ever heard of a cash grab? Preventative maintenance is the definition of the phrase ‘a fool and his money are soon parted’.”

In a huff, Pamela turned to leave. “You’re the worst mechanic ever.”

“That may be true,” said Karl, “but I’m an honest one. Those are a lot rarer.”

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4 Responses to How to Fail in Business

  1. Pat says:

    That is very funny!!!!!!!!

  2. Anthony Trudgian says:

    They say “that the garage mechanic has the worst car on the block”!

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