Thursday, September 29, 2016

Two out of three ain't bad

Two out of three ain't bad!

With all due credit to the songwriter, Meatloaf.
I personally believe he wrote the song about the auto repair industry. I happen to think we were the inspiration for that mega hit.
The song was probably written or created around the late 70's.  Back in those days, two out of three was not bad!  Most people were satisfied with that. They came in to a repair shop and we offered them three choices, of those choices they could only pick from two: quality, speed, price.
It was perfectly acceptable to leave finger prints all over the place as a sign that a *"mechanic"* had been there, that was the proof. For some *"repair shops"* to wash the vehicle, it was unheard of.
Fortunately, we no longer live in the 70's. Gone are the days of three month warranties and polyester bell bottoms . Today, that has been replaced by the standard 24 month nationwide warranty, and a car wash at the end. This  includes *"Diesels"*as well.

If Meatloaf were to write the song today, it would have to be titled "Anything but three out of three is bad" as the consumer wont stand for anything else.

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