Something different: gears and a wrench

Something different: gears and a wrench

I thought I would change things up a little, so I am going to talk about gears and a wrench. Over the years I have met hundreds if not a few thousand individuals during my travels and work experiences. The comments, jokes, and/or statements are in the thousands and I have always come to appreciate the life lessons I have learned from each encounter. It’s mindboggling, the amount of outlandishness I have heard and experienced. I guess with age and a genuine understanding of what really matters to me, I have come to laugh at these memories.

So, let’s talk about gears and a wrench. Over the years I have heard some absurd statements and this one was no exception. So, the comment was a wrench was in the gears and the system is temporarily messed up. When I heard this, I didn’t say anything. Every system that runs or needs to continue running will need a wrench to maintain the system or the gears will get stuck or just break down. So, what does one do when the engine is sputtering or malfunctioning? Fix it. If you don’t have tools to fix that system, then what you have is broken engine.

So, I would rather be the wrench that fixes or try’s fixing the gears than the broken system.

Some pre-Christmas humor:]

See you in the next post!


Author: The Ordinary Compass

Hello and welcome to this collection of anecdotes from my years of ordinary moments and timeless memories. I try to share a positive message, as well as lessons learned which have helped me appreciate life. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple (positive) gesture. I write in the hope that I can make a difference and you as the reader will also see the possibilities that surround you, and as well that the little things do make a big difference. I’m originally from New Jersey, have traveled and lived on both the east and west coasts, and have happily been a Virginia resident for more than ten years. I have been married for over ten years; my wife is my anchor and has kept my compass correct. I have always been an individual who likes the outdoors. I like taking my time to think about the outcomes of situations. I enjoy philosophy and love science. I am no stranger to high adrenaline activities and love everything that revolves around water. Thank you for stopping by and feel free to comment, re-blog (with credit), or just read along! –Robert Konz. The Ordinary Compass: Original photographs and writings are the copyright and property of Robert Konz, and may not be used without permission.

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