Not Quite a Moment of Silence
There are some things that you can only really believe would happen if you experience them. This day in class sounds like one of them. Even weirder, this was on the first day of class.
You probably wouldn’t really know what to do either if your professor silently walked into the room, only to jam out to T Swift’s “22”. In the end, it turned out that he wanted to honor the new graduating class even if he went for a rather unpredictable method.
A Teacher Knows
When you want to keep a full class’ attention, you’re going to have to get creative. Especially with younger classes, it can be hard to keep their interest. This teacher knew the way to these students’ hearts, though.
After all, what middle schooler could say no to getting the opportunity to watch things blow things up? All this teacher asked was 40 minutes of their well-behaved time for an experiment no 8th grader would want to miss.
Showing Off His Skills
There are some pop culture moments that really define part of your childhood. After all, some things have a way of making their way into everyday life, don’t they?
For example, if you were alive when Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came out, you know that almost everyone knew it. If you were particularly skilled, maybe you even nailed the infamous moonwalk. This teacher did and he wasn’t about to let the skill go to waste.
One Way to Do It
There are some ways that teachers can teach you something without making you feel like you’re doing any work at all. That’s exactly what this teacher offered.
This class was probably thinking they were getting out of learning that day. Well, learning about anything other than the plot of Forrest Gump. However, it seems like the teacher successfully made sure everyone remembered what a filibuster was.
When you’re a teacher, hopefully, the entire class has their eyes on you. However, that’s also a lot of pressure to put on one person. If you fall in front of a full class, how do you recover from it?
Do you acknowledge it? We guess you don’t if you’re this teacher, who took a dive out of the whole building and just moved on as if nothing had happened. We can only hope this window was relatively close to the ground.
A Little Jealous
There are some things that will always delight a classroom full of students. Seeing a TV rolled in on a rainy day is one of those things.
There are a few in-school titles that are popular both among teachers and students. It might not be as popular now but at one point, there was nothing better than a science class with Bill Nye. It seems like this teacher knew that and was a bit bitter about the whole thing.
Just a Thought
Sometimes, the weird things people say aren’t related to the conversation beforehand. That’s true for teachers, too. This is because you sometimes have a thought you just need to share.
This one came a bit out of left field. It seemed like this professor couldn’t move on with the lesson without sharing this dark thought. How would you even react to a teacher saying that?
Everyone’s Getting New Names
While you go through school, you might not go by your legal name to your teachers and peers. Some people prefer nicknames, middle names, or new names to replace the one they put on official documents.
If you want a nickname, how do you get it? You could come up with a shortened version of your name or just head to this class and check out the “rap name generator” this teacher found. He liked the results so much that he decided to keep them much to his students’ surprise.
A Memorable Impression
On the first day of class, it’s up to the professor to make an impression more than the students. They may not meet everyone in attendance that day but everyone will definitely meet them.
This class definitely must have remembered this professor for a while. At the very least, this person couldn’t forget it. We wonder how this professor came to the decision to fake a twin to prank everyone on the first day of class. It seems like it was easy to see through!
Alternatively, Use it for Evil
Of course, making a weird first impression isn’t the only way that a teacher could refer to a twin. For an even weirder option, use your fake twin as a threat.
This class already thought it was weird that this teacher kept telling them his evil twin was coming to sub for the class. We’re guessing in an unsurprising move to the class after this, he showed up later that week as his “evil twin.”
When you’re a teacher, there are some times that you have students you just don’t get along with. At the end of the year, you’re not too sad to see them move onto a colleague’s classroom.
This teacher was a bit too honest about it, though. Although the joke was probably all in good fun, the OP was a little surprised to hear their teacher crack it.
A Realistic Outlook
As you go through school, one of the questions you might be trying to figure out is what goals you have once you graduate. Seeing so many teachers working hard as you go about your day, it’s easy to get inspired.
However, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a realistic outlook of what your job might be like. This teacher wanted to make sure this student knew that it was a good job — but the students can push you to your breaking point.
Whether it’s a long night of studying or your part-time that kept you working late, sometimes it’s hard to stay awake in class. When you doze off, some teachers are a lot harsher than others.
This teacher clearly wasn’t about to just let their students sleep in class. In fact, he had a rather memorable way to startle his students awake. You’d definitely be a little too rattled to fall back asleep!
There are some subjects that teachers often have to work a little harder in order to keep students engaged. Not everyone is into math, at the end of the day.
This teacher decided to inject her own weird sense of humor into the lessons to keep her students on their toes. With the power of puns, she pulled off a joke that surely deserved at least a giggle or two from the class. It’s pretty clever, right?
Holding Onto Something
There are some pieces of technology that are often updated. If you want to keep up, you’re going to have to invest a bit of money into keeping the collection going.
These students were surprised to see that their teacher always had the newest iPhone, seemingly no matter what was going on. After a while, they started to wonder how important this was to him. It seems like it’s something no one should try to take away from him.
A Terrifying Pointer
Teachers often spend a lot of time pointing at the board. If you want to use the whole board and not have to move around so much, a pointer is a key tool.
We’ve all seen teachers use a simple ruler or stick with a pointer finger on the end. It seems like this person wanted to stand out from the teachers around them, though. It was definitely memorable to everyone in their class to use dismembered Barbie heads like this.
There are some things that you would think your students don’t know much about. However, sometimes you have professors in college that are a lot more open than the teachers you had when you were younger.
This classroom was a little surprised already to know so much about their professor’s divorce. So, during attendance one day, he finally realized that this person shared a name with his ex-wife but there was no relation. This reaction would be beyond weird in a lecture hall.
Needing an Example
Teachers use a lot of examples to help teach their students. If you’re learning about plays, you might read Shakespeare, or turn to Hemingway if you’re learning about short stories.
When this class was learning about poetry, their teacher realized that the class needed some examples of what not to do as well. Of course, the greats in the genre aren’t really considered greats for their poor poetry. So, to show his class what bad poetry sounds like, this teacher chose a much weirder option.
But My Candy Bar…
There are some people that just can’t resist the chance to use a pun. This teacher obviously wanted to join in the fun. Was the pun good? Well, really, it was just okay and it struck this person as kind of weird.
Maybe that’s because of the consequences of this pun. After all, he did grab the OP’s snack just for the sake of the pun. Maybe you should use your own food for these kinds of puns.
Everyone has their own way of speaking and sometimes, you associate specific turns of phrases with the people you know that use them often.
This teacher might be alone in his way of starting class, though. Then again, economics isn’t known for being an easy or fun class usually. So, we admire that this teacher was just trying to make things a little more engaging than looking at definitions and graphs.
An Interesting Reaction
When you go above and beyond at work, it’s nice to see your hard work pay off. For teachers, they may even get an award for their work.
Of course, getting an award at work comes with the daunting task of giving an acceptance speech. Do you go for a serious, sobering speech or do you inject a sense of humor? The way this teacher ended their speech definitely caught the students off guard.
One Way to Remind Them
When you’re in school, it’s often important to turn things in on time if you want to make sure you get the best grade possible.
However, it’s bound to happen from time to time that kids forget their homework. What do you do to encourage them to bring their homework next time? It seems like this teacher went for a rather unique approach that the kids wouldn’t be forgetting anytime soon.
That’s Quite a Saying
Aside from getting assignments turned in each time they’re due, there are some other responsibilities that students have throughout school.
This teacher wanted to make sure that their students weren’t about to cheat on their tests in this class. If that meant preying a little on the fear for polar bears, so be it. This person definitely didn’t forget being told this one.
There are some things that teachers share with their students. Multiplication tables, books, and more are all common things that people share.
This teacher was teaching 7th grade — so sharing too much of your personal life with a classroom full of preteens can really go wrong. We wonder what happened to this teacher to share this cynical piece of advice with their students. Even to this day, Jimmy Fallon isn’t about to forget.
Just That One Phrase
There are some things that you say but they aren’t taken literally. That’s how a turn of phrase or metaphor like this works.
This teacher wasn’t about to just say this phrase without following through! It actually means to boil something down to a smaller, easier-to-communicate idea but this teacher obviously took the expression a bit literally. Plus, he made sure to do it every single time.
Whatever You Need
When you decorate a classroom, you really want to give a sense of who you are as a teacher as well as encourage the students.
After all, you have to spend as much time there as the students do, if not more! This teacher definitely shared something specific with them in this classroom. We wonder how he’s doing on his goal. It’s one that at least one student couldn’t forget.
Trying His Best
When you’re in the school system, you might hear a few pretty ruthless butcherings of your name from teachers and subs doing roll call at the beginning of class.
When this professor kept mispronouncing this person’s name, they just couldn’t bring themselves to correct him. After all, their name was the only one that he was confident in knowing. Who could break his heart at this point? Not this student, at the very least.
That’s One Perspective
There are some things that just are best to do for hygiene’s sake. For instance, you should take the time to clean out your old coffee mugs. Otherwise, you might face another problem, like mold.
This teacher didn’t seem too phased but his students were a bit weirded out by his coffee-mugs-turned-biohazards. If you ask him, though, those are fine — they’re just the science experiment they were conducting.
Really Getting Into It
If you want to get involved in your local government, making sure you come out to vote is a great place to start. Of course, you have to meet some qualifications before you vote.
For one, you have to be at least 18 years old before you register. So, how can you get school students interested in the process that’s still years away? Smelling the democracy is one way to go about it, we guess.
One Way to Teach
As we’ve said before, you have to make sure that your students are really engaged. Otherwise, they may struggle to retain it.
This teacher knew exactly how to make some high schoolers really interested in learning. After all, teenagers tend to find dirty words and anything like them pretty amusing. This is a weird but seemingly successful way for the students to remember the vocabulary they learned.
A Little Time to Relax
Teachers spend a lot of their days on their feet. Anyone who tried their job would likely find themselves feeling pretty tired at some point, too!
When this class wandered in, their teacher was nowhere to be found. Then, they looked down and saw where he was. You really can’t argue with his logic here and maybe he’s right — perhaps you just need to take a break from learning sometimes to relax on the floor.
Is This Appropriate?
While a lot of teachers want you to stay in the moment and pay attention in class, they can’t avoid the fact that you’re looking forward to some other things.
For example, if you’re close to a summer vacation, your teacher might have a countdown on the board to motivate you. This countdown is pretty far from average. While these weren’t little kids, should this teacher have had a countdown to their divorce?
Give Her a Minute
There are some things about being a teacher or professor that can be challenging. Recognizing all your students can sometimes feel nearly impossible. This teacher knew the near-insurmountable task ahead of her.
She just wanted to make sure she knew exactly who she was teaching as the semester went on. This might have made for an awkward first day, though. We wonder if she found this method helpful!
Oh, Okay Then
There are some things that teachers have to do. One basic duty is to make sure they know where their class is at all times.
Sometimes, kids do have to go out on their own, though. So, they don’t get in trouble as they go through the halls, they take a bathroom pass with them. Still, one that says “I’m missing an educational experience because I have to tinkle” seems a bit passive-aggressive.
As we’ve covered already, cheating is usually not something your teachers want you to do. They may even have systems in place to help prevent it.
This person was all set to take a test but something in the room was distracting him. Maybe it was his teacher who was distracting him as he looked through a couple of holes he cut out of a newspaper. This sounds more unsettling than just being directly watched!
When you go out in the evening, you’re in your off hours. You don’t necessarily have to look work appropriate or even professional when you’re hanging out with friends.
However, when you get to your desk and that first bell rings in the morning, you’re officially on the clock. So, you might be curious as to why your students are chuckling at your appearance. It took almost a whole period for this teacher to figure it out.
Something Wholesome to Watch
There are some people who are really attached to their pets. After all, those are their babies and it’s hard to part from someone you love, even for a few hours.
Not about to leave this dog at home, this teacher made the common choice to put the dog in a day care. However, they really went the extra mile to live stream it throughout the day. If we were in this class, we’d probably get distracted by the pup at play!
A Big Oversight
When you learn something in school, teachers have to make sure that the class knows it. Many teachers do this through tests.
However, if you want to accurately assess your class, you have to give them a fair chance. In other words, you have to teach them all the material you put on the test. This teacher realized just in the nick of time that she may have forgotten to do something.
Red in the Face
If you know anything about teaching middle schoolers or even being near one, you know you have to watch what you say. When they hear something inappropriate, they won’t let it go.
We can only imagine this teacher’s horror when they misspoke when trying to get the children to take out their “toolkits.” With adults, the comment might have passed without incident but at least one student thought they found a great new name for the toolkits.
When you want to get your student’s attention what do you do? What will grab their attention even if they’re chatting amongst themselves? Some teachers go for a specific sound like a ringing bell or clapping.
This teacher decided to go a little differently and choose something that would catch their attention by being strange. Who wouldn’t wonder what was happening if they heard this phrase in the middle of class?
The Teacher’s Preference
There are certain clichés about school trends that might not be true. If you listen to the cartoons, your teachers want bushels and bushels of apples. This teacher was over the apple craze.
In fact, she was fine with a red, healthy snack as long as it was a different one. Yet, not too many people bite into a tomato like an apple, so it left a few of these students surprised as they watched.
Well, This Is Awkward
There are some people who have different life preferences from the norm. A lot of people fulfill the traditional milestones of getting married and having kids. This teacher made it clear that this wasn’t who she was.
That’s fair enough — not everyone has to get married and have kids. However, this statement takes on a darker turn when you say this and you already have a husband and children of your own. Don’t let them hear that!
Too Old for This
For some people, it takes a lot of courage to speak up in class. It’s hard to make yourself stand out, even for a moment!
This student managed to work up the nerve to raise their hands and chip in during a class and say their piece. After a reaction like that, we can’t help but wonder if it’s ever worth it to try and join the conversation again anytime soon. Maybe this was a bigger hit when he was younger.
Showing Off Some Static
You might teach a lot of different subjects if you’re a high school teacher. In science class, you have the fun of conducting experiments, though.
That seems like something that this teacher enjoyed about his job. However, it seems like this teacher was using his power for evil as well. This would be, quite literally, a shocking surprise as you come into class to a handshake like this!
Mechanics have a lot of complicated tasks on hand, many of which require them to pull some incredibly intricate feats. They will often spend hours twisting, bending, wrenching, and understanding the problems of a car. Other times, it only takes them a few hours to fix the problem.
Their days aren’t always only limited to cars needing generic fixes. Take this mechanic, for example. They work for a rental company and saw cops bring back one of their cars in this condition, one day.
Is it Really Cool?
Every person that owns a Prius must know it’s one of the more environmentally-friendly vehicles out there since it’s a hybrid. So, these cars don’t release as many harmful gasses into the atmosphere since they run on battery power.
However, this owner was well aware of the bad reputation Prius cars have made due to their less efficient ways. The mechanic could only laugh when they saw what was stuck onto the bumper of this gorgeous red Prius. Do people really find Prius cars cool?
String to Unstick
Whoever owns this car deserves appreciation for mentioning such an important problem. The mechanic must have audibly gasped when they saw the note that had been taped to the steering wheel.
Had they not left the note and the mechanic not read it, they could have driven the car straight into one of the walls of the shop! The owner put some real thought into the string and ruler method to help the car move. The accelerator pedal getting stuck to the floor can be a serious issue.
Flap or Flag
Not everyone is as bright as a bulb, and it shows when you’re working in these industries where you have to interact with strangers daily. Mechanics often have a laugh over the unique complaints customers have when bringing their cars to the stop.
Most of the time, the problem is really small, and they exaggerate. One driver claimed to hear a constant flapping sound when they were driving. They probably never considered it could be coming from the flag taped to the passenger side window.
Most people wouldn’t be intimidated by a dog. Canines aren’t really scary unless they’re big, foaming at the mouth, and barking. However, that wasn’t the case with this little guy.
He was pretty calm and cool until he heard someone open the door to the car and thought it was his owner. It turns out it was simply the mechanic who was startled that the owner wouldn’t inform him about the dog he had left behind in the car. Please never do that with your pets!
Being careful saves lives — no matter how small they are! Fortunately, this little turtle was detected underneath a broken lift in an auto repair shop. Had the lift been working, it would have crushed this little guy.
As we all know, a turtle isn’t the fastest animal on the planet. In fact, there’s an entire children’s story based on it. There’s no way this poor creature could have walked fast enough to avoid the crushing blows of a moving lift. Fortunately, a kind-hearted mechanic got to him beforehand and placed him somewhere safe.
As a mechanic, you may often have to turn down weird requests from customers. Funnily enough, too many customers make life-threatening requests. Racing slicks are made to deliver grip at extreme temperatures, but they aren’t the best when it comes to traction, particularly on rainy days.
The shop was not going to take responsibility for situations caused by the customer’s wishes, so they made him sign a waiver before handing over the car. They probably just wanted a picture of themselves on the reflective surface of racing slicks.
Despite their name, glove boxes are rarely ever used to store, well, gloves. You can find everything in these compartments, from documents to chocolates or books, but finding actual gloves is a rare instance.
So you can imagine the hype of a mechanic who had found not one, but two pairs of gloves inside the glove box. They were so excited by their little discovery that they even took a picture. Sure, their discovery might not be as groundbreaking as the body of Jimmy Hoffa, but it’s interesting nevertheless.
Dory From Finding Nemo
Often, a mechanic will ask a customer about the details of their vehicle’s problem. The more specific you can get, the easier it is for them to detect the problem. One particular customer took this technique way too seriously.
According to the customers, their front brakes sound very much like a beloved Disney character, Dory the fish. Either this person is a parent who is on their 21st Disney re-run or a Disney fanatic who has every one of their movies memorized.
Once in a Lifetime
Not every mechanic is lucky enough to conclude their career after seeing their dream car. The two-seat sports car Jaguar XJ220 was manufactured in limited quantities by the company Jaguar between 1992 and 1994.
Naturally, when a mechanic saw a Jaguar XJ200 being driven into their shop, they felt a shiver of excitement run down their spine. Seeing one of these beauties is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, let alone working on one! The odds of seeing another one on the streets of America were pretty slim.
Four-leaf clovers are called lucky for many reasons, and maybe one of them is because they are so hard to find. So, the chances of finding one stuck in the fender line of a vehicle is a solid million-to-one.
We think this mechanic could have probably won a huge lottery with the luck he had this one day. These plants are a symbol of good fortune. Legend claims that a four-leaf clover was plucked by Eve from the Garden of Eden, so she could possess a souvenir while exiting.
Setting personal goals like that with your mechanic is pretty cute. After all, not most people would be fortunate or patient enough to pull off a feat like that. A customer had been visiting the same mechanic since his car showed 200,000 miles on the odometer.
With faith in their heart, they promised the mechanic that they would make the meter reach one million, but the mechanic was skeptical. After years of hoping, waiting, and repairing, the day finally arrived when the car had been driven for a million miles.
Hopped Into the Shop
The world isn’t only for humans, and this is proof. Car repair shops are filled with metallic and mechanical equipment; so it’s probably not the best place for a sensitive, fluffy bunny. The air is filled with the pungent smell of motor oil and sweat.
Moreover, the only thing that could distract a customer or a mechanic would be a big catastrophe or a super exclusive car. However, this little rabbit was a big hit when it hopped into the store with its adorable energy. All it wanted was a little company!
Working in the service industry is hard because most people have no idea how to explain anything and keep making new words. Naturally, most owners struggle to describe what’s wrong with their vehicle, so they think it would be wise to come up with new terms and words.
One customer complained that their car was producing “herky-jerky” movements. Technicians in auto repair shops must hear these funky words every other hour, but they still made sure to give this one extra attention and have a hearty laugh over it.
Over the years, mechanics have reported finding the weirdest things inside a vehicle’s engines. When you leave your vehicle unattended for an extended period, especially in the winter, it can become a safe haven for critters looking for shelter from the cold. When a mechanic raised the hood of one car that had come in, he found a possum had made it into his new home.
The critter had strewn some dry leaves inside to make himself a comfortable bed to rest. The poor thing must have had to find a new home.
The job of a mechanic is physically and mentally demanding. A lot of labor-intensive tasks have to be carried out regularly. However, you may be lucky enough to see puppies sometimes, and that should be a redeeming factor.
A mechanic went inside a car that had come in to press the handle releasing the hood of the car, and they were rewarded by two adorable puppies staring back at them. The playful duo had collars around their neck, so the mechanic knew they had caregivers.
Kids Falling Out
Parenting is hard, and there is no better way to describe that than this image. It’s physically impossible to keep an eye on your child while having a social, professional, and personal life at the same time.
Mechanics are used to seeing all sorts of weird things every other day. A mechanic walked to the back of a customer’s vehicle and read out a sticker that had been stuck on the tinted window. “Honk if a kid falls out” is a unique take on “Baby on board.”
Lovingly named trash pandas, raccoons have received a bad rap for being feisty and unhygienic, but that does not stop people from having them as pets. This mechanic was in shock when a customer told him to inform them when they would pull their truck, so they could fetch their raccoon.
Initially, the mechanic thought the customer was pulling his leg. However, when the customer actually pulled out his cute pet from the truck, they were forced to believe otherwise. We’ll say the little one looks very polite.
Most vehicles from the ‘80s have become close to junk by 2022. People who own these vintage cars probably keep them for sentimental reasons or as a part of their collection but rarely for their performance.
A 1985 Toyota was brought into a shop one day with 211,000 miles on it, and it left the entire shop in awe. The truck was still in mint condition like a vehicle made two months ago! Toyota really meant it when they said their cars are made to last!
All cats have been blessed with the gift of contortion and can squeeze into spaces one-eighth the size of their body. These felines often hide under cars to flee from predators or humans.
Sadly, whenever you start an engine without checking around for a cat, you’re putting its life in danger. A cat can suffer from severe burns from the fumes and heat generated by a vehicle, not to mention the various sharp and heavy parts that can physically injure it. This cat was rescued by a mechanic.
As a mechanic, imagine how weird it would sound if you heard someone say they were going to bring in their BBQ for maintenance. Why would a mechanic shop fix a BBQ grill? As the mechanics tried to process that information, the customer dropped by with their BBQ.
It was this elongated, rectangular equipment with two grills on the side, brake lights on the end, and wheels! It was clearer why the customer wanted them to work on the bearings and brakes for this “tool.”
No one can resist the star power of a Ferrari. These are some of the most popular and coolest sports cars in today’s world. Thus, most owners don’t mind how stressful changing their batteries is.
Whoever designed the internal mechanisms of a Ferrari wasn’t the most concerned about the convenience of accessing bits from the outside. The battery is located in front of the wheels on the front passenger’s end. If a Ferrari would ever rear-end another car, the damages to its battery would be irreparable.
Without the Wheels
Seasoned mechanics are so good at their jobs that they may be able to tell what’s wrong with a car from the sound it makes when it pulls up the shop’s driveway. As a customer drove their car into the shop, the mechanic already heard the screeching sound the tires were making.
It wasn’t long before they realized that the car was missing one of its tires, making the rim scrape against the driveway’s pavement. Judging by the side of the bumper, something big had hit this car.
Let There Be Light
This is definitely a resourceful way to deal with a broken headlight! Especially if you’re in a pinch, this can be a quick solution that should at least get you to the mechanic safely.
Imagine being the cop who needs to pull this couple over for their headlight being out! We’d probably let them go with just a warning, out of sheer respect for their ingenuity. Hey, if it works, it works, and you can’t really argue with the method.
Collectors exist in every community. In the vehicle community, some collect old cars, some parts, and others perhaps, decals. One mechanic was more than happy to help out an elderly woman who couldn’t kneel anymore to apply a 2018 decal on her license plate.
As the mechanic tried to help her out, they noticed an interesting thing. The lady had kept many of the former decals, giving the plate the appearance of a tree’s trunk. What an interesting collection!
We’ve never seen body paint on trucks and cars half as cool as this one! Only a devoted fan could have the guts for this! Anyone who loved the 1987 comedy sci-fi movie Spaceballs, take inspiration!
These two characters were the protagonists, and you can see their faces across the tailgate of a truck. Spaceballs was a parody of Star Wars. Although not everyone knows about this movie, the mechanic must have had a laugh seeing this on the truck he was trying to repair.
Too Much Light
A car is just an array of warning lights that tend to malfunction from time to time. There’s no shame in admitting that every one of us has driven with at least one or two of these lights on.
However, when the dashboard is lit up like this, we recommend you step away from your vehicle until help arrives because something is seriously wrong with your vehicle. The moment the mechanic saw this car, they knew that only a miracle could’ve gotten this car to the bay in the first place.
A Furry World
Does this car belong to the fabulous Elle Woods? The beautiful, smart, yet ditzy, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde is an inspiration to us all, and this is just up her alley! If a pink fluffy steering wheel cover wasn’t made for her, we don’t know what was!
One issue with this decorative piece is that it would be rather hard to see the dashboard. What if they got pulled over and had to explain to the cop why they were going over the speed limit?
Vibrations at High Speed
One customer’s primary complaint was that their vehicle vibrates at 130 MPH. First things first, that is an SUV. It’s basic knowledge for SUV owners that a vehicle that bulky was not meant to withstand the force of moving at those speeds.
No wonder the car started shaking! However, it would still be logical for a mechanic to have a look at the engine — at least that way, they can justify charging the customer for labor fees. These people should really have a look at the owner’s manual once in a while.
Toolbox for Giants
A mechanic walked into their shop’s bay, and their eyes landed on a new, shiny, blue toolbox that was positively huge. Worth about $30,000, the new toolbox gave them extra storage space to store tools and equipment.
While the mechanics loved the new help at work, they also couldn’t help but wonder whether their boss was navigating through a midlife crisis and overcompensating for something. The toolbox can even be moved around! Hopefully, this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment purchase from the boss’s side.
Mechanics will often come across cars that have depreciated beyond repair. Most owners take some care of their vehicle; it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t performed some form of regular maintenance on their car. However, take note — this is what will happen if you don’t.
A customer visited an auto repair shop complaining about a sound their car was making. The vehicle was jittery too when driven. Upon lifting the car with a hydraulic lift, the mechanic saw how corrosion and rust had completely destroyed the wheel axle.
Car owners, make sure to check your vehicle thoroughly before leaving the repair shop! You want to make sure you got all the services you paid for and that no issues have been left unchecked. You want to drive off without any other problems.
Sadly, one mechanic’s mouth fell open when they saw that a car that had recently left the shop had a transmission fluid or oil leak right under where it had been parked. The driver would have to return to the shop and request their services all over again.
Top Deck Bus
A top deck bus like this has certainly seen better days! However, for the mechanic assigned to fix her up, it was like a blast from the past. He doesn’t imagine seeing one like this again but knew there was a little more left in the old gal.
Perhaps, with a bit of luck and some handy repair work, she could be turned into a food truck or motorhome. Old vehicles are often repurposed like this, and it’s a great way to reduce waste and provide interesting accommodation.
Spare No Change
When customers come in with particularly battered vehicles, they always come up with innovative stories to mask their ignorance. This one, in particular, was a doozy. The owner of the vehicle claimed that they had to drive around for three days without a tire as they forgot to carry a spare.
While this would explain the situation of the hubcap, we’re very concerned regarding how they managed to survive for three days like that. Interestingly enough, when a mechanic peeped inside the trunk, they located a jack and spare tire.
Mechanics know most cars like the back of their hands. It was no surprise that this mechanic knew something was wrong with the vehicle before the owner could even step out of it. The customer said that there was something weird about how the vehicle sounded that morning.
When the mechanic tried to take a look, he found that the muffler was absent. However, that wasn’t the worst part. It didn’t take them long to understand that the muffler hadn’t just fallen off or disappeared; it had been stolen.
What’s the funniest thing you have tried to open your car door with after you lost your keys? Is your answer a screwdriver? If yes, you aren’t the only one. A customer tried to convince their mechanic that they had been using a screwdriver as a key.
In fairness, a few of the older models are equipped with locks that would let anyone inside. Take note – this is also useful to turn an engine on, for people who don’t have the money or time to replace the ignition switch.
Drove Right In
Another day, another interesting story for the mechanics to tell. This time it was a customer who had mistaken the auto shop for a drive-thru window. It was either that, or they urgently required a pair of brake pads.
They should’ve gotten their brakes checked a bit earlier! The damage done to the store will cost them a whole lot more than what some simple brake pads would have. When you add the cost of the tickets those policemen will write up, the bill is hefty!
What does the undercarriage of an average car look like? Most people would know the answer. It usually features a series of mufflers, tubing, and other metallic components. However, have you wondered if an electric car’s undercarriage varies from a standard one? This is Tesla’s undercarriage.
Doesn’t it bear an eerie resemblance to the undercarriage of toy cars that ‘80s and ‘90s kids grew up playing with? Flat and generally underwhelming, a Tesla’s undercarriage is not the best thing about these cars, but at least they are kinder toward the environment.
Most mechanics have a human assistant to help them check a car, but this mechanic struck gold with his little assistant. As he was inspecting the codes in a car, he was accompanied by an adorable pooch who stared at him in confusion.
She was probably just wondering what a stranger was doing in her friend’s car. Thankfully, the pup was friendly and behaved during the entire inspection, proving once again, that not all dogs are good boys; some are good girls.
The Soviet Union existed in Europe and Asia from 1922 to 1991. This socialist state consisted of many national republics, and they collapsed sometime in the ‘90s. Before that, their name was often abbreviated as USSR.
When the mechanic saw the “Made in USSR” on the tires of the vehicle that had been brought in for repairs, they were pretty shocked. They realized the car was much older than it looked. Cars like that are 30 years old and carry a lot of history.