Hi guys and gals. I just wanted to check in and say hi. I found this site today and have spent enough time reading what's here that I thought I'd say I'll be hanging around. Excellent site with excellent reading. Thanks for putting this site up.
Me, I'm a layman who's taken an interest in the current events. Trained as an electronics technician, I've spent the last 30 years fixing TV's... I see you - don't laugh
. Yes, we're still are around.
In my 30 years of TV repairs, the only thing I can say I've learned about the economy is that when people get scared, they fix the TV instead of buying a new one. It has happened on every downturn that included fear
. It's happening now, but this recent increase in business is nothing like the 2 months that followed 9/11. If I have any predicting ability, I used it to calm my technicians. They all said were doomed in the shop. I said, "No were not" and that the phones are going to be ringing off the hook. I also told them that Americans fears will fade within a few months and that people were once again going to return to buying new instead of fixing. I was right, and in this light, I can see our business is going to go back to normal as the man-on-the-street looses his fear... even if everything is technically going to heck.
I’m striving to be a better man. That’s how I found myself here.