I have been in the Industry for a long time. And one thing that I have noticed in the past five years is that all the experience in the feild of mechanic has faded away. They are all retired or getting ready to do so. This is truly a young mans game. But oh how I miss the sure hands of a true full blown well trained mature mechanic. One that will with out doubt treat your center as if it was theirs. I believe those days are long gone. As the younger mechanics rise and they truly no alot more then the guys that paved the way for them. If you dont believe me just ask any of them they will tell you to your face with the upmost disrespect that they think you deserve. Yes I started out as a lane porter at AMF Triangle Bowl in Abilene Texas July 1987. As a youg and eager boy to learn as much as I could about the back end of my center I got the chance when the night mechanic called in sick. The head Mechanic at the time needed some help and when he came to get me I never knew at that moment my life changed forever. I was hooked. I have been on Jet Backs A"s A-2"s GS GSX - 8230's 8270's 8290's XL's XLI's even Shermans. Yes I have done it all Over a 21 year span there is not a whole lot that I have not seen. But sense I have crossed over to GM I sure do miss a good ole mechanic. I do most of the major repairs myself and depend very little out of the 4 young school mechanics I have at my center. So I cry out loud my friends if any of you know of a old school mechanic looking for work tell him or her not let there heart be troubled. For they will forever have a home at my center. Just drop by some time and have a cup of coffee and we can chew the fat about the old days. Just food for thought hope all is well and to all of you Happy Holidays!!!!!!!