Reply to post: I call it "Mechanic Effect"

Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

Tikimon Silver badge

I call it "Mechanic Effect"

I used to do quite a bit of freelance auto repair, and still am asked for help with them. It's almost a script.

"Hey, can you take a look at my car? It's been making this weird noise all week."

"Sure! Fire it up." (crank up vehicle, listen attentively...)

"That's funny. I swear, it was doing it earlier."

Machines ARE afraid of the Skilled Fixer. They see that knowledgeable swagger in our walk and decide to straighten up before the tools come out.

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