One thing my dad believes is, “Learn everything. You may need one of them someday.” That’s wisdom right there!
Nonetheless, I’m lazy as fuck. Ask my sister, she even wrote that to me as a birthday wish. Whatever won’t I get as a wish – success, fame, “he’s lazy in house chores o”?
This laziness counters my dad’s wisdom on all grounds. For the case in point, he knows how to fix a car, repair a generator, repair a light bulb, repair a TV set, etc. I don’t even know how to drive properly and I’m what? Not a kid anymore. Young adult with less than 3 hours driving experience.
Way to go! But that’s me. Oftentimes. Some things seem mundane to me at a point or at the point.
Truth is, I may get to that point sometime in the future. But that future, to me, is presumably distant than close-by. The future doesn’t live nearby. I can’t holla through my window to this future because it lives several streets away. Possibly cities!
See? That’s the problem. The problem is that for now, I can learn the things I can and then work hard and smart to pay for what I can’t fix. See ehn, this shouldn’t be a problem, so let me categorize it as wisdom too.
And that wisdom is what I’ve been working with. I feel it leads to a better maintenance culture – you focus on things you can do excellently and outsource the rest to someone who can do that thing excellently. Expertise!I feel it leads to a better maintenance culture - you focus on things you can do excellently and outsource the rest to someone who can do that thing excellently. Expertise! Click To Tweet
And that is what I did when the man who fixes generators came around.
It flashed into my mind, like, “Shouldn’t this generator be maintained on a monthly? No matter the cost, it pays more. Think like an investor.”
I thought for some seconds more, made the proposal and we ‘signed’ an oral agreement for a monthly maintenance of the smaller generator and a once-in-two-months maintenance of the big generator.
He said he’s up for it. We discuss costs. I smile at him. He smiles back. We’re happy – me giving him the generator maintenance burden and he seeing a constant source of income.
In this part of the world, if you don’t take care of your light source, how do you work, sleep cozy, etc? Until an alternate energy generating and distributing company comes around, you don’t want your generator jamming in the middle of the night… or worse still, losing you that project.
Trust me, you don’t want to get stuck with shameless power failure and the familiar method to the madness.In this part of the world, if you don't take care of your light source, how do you work, sleep cozy, etc? Click To Tweet