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with christmass coming up and the kids free from school i had my son of 7 who is authistic at home. he gets bored very quick and starts making trouble. neighbours son of same age lost one foot in a accident last summer comes over alot cause he realy likes my son.
well both where bored and both made our lives hard. so i took the to the workshop. the lawnmower died this summer so i decided to take the old briggs and stratton apart to see what's wrong together with the two boys. in the end, both where quite dirty from the engine oil and other stuff sticking to the engine but we got it back in running order.
the smile those two little guys had on thier faces when the thing finaly ran made my day.
Pascal
 

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Well Done Pascal - I'm sure the boys will remember that event for a Long Long time - a great Christmas present - and future rodders!!
 

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Good move Pascal, might just be a day to remember for one or both of them :) Bry
 

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I once gave our local trouble maker a carb to strip down because he was kicking about around me as I was working on the street on my car, I was amazed that he sat there for nearly two hours totally, totally absorbed in what he was doing and I must say he did'nt cause any bother around me again, I think its because somebody took the time to take them seriously instead of just going off on one.
 

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Did something similar with some guys that were hanging around my Dads old garage where I was working on my Pop.
Taking the time to chat and have a laugh and a joke ,went down well . Saw one of them eyeing up some of my gear , told him a story about what happened to the last guy I caught doing that and then carried on laughing and joking.
Nothing went missing and everytime I went up there thye'd come over to chat and check progress.

I'll always take the time to chat with anyone that shows interest. A few of my old 'apprentices' have gone on to good jobs , or even their own businesses in the motor trade, it's a nice feeling.
 
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