One of the more notable personages a person can meet, along with poker dealer, schedulers of most anything, is a parts man.
Granted a parts man is specialized in his own dealership, more or less, but it is impressive their memories, their outside contacts and their ability to know, without looking, whether the parts are in stock or must be ordered.s
I had occasion to call for the hydraulic parts I need for the tractor this morning. The man that I talked to suggested that he would send me pictures of the areas he suspected I was talking about, and that after I’d had an opportunity to examine the pictures and selected the parts he would call me and we could complete the order.
A parts man of little conviction or knowledge. That has trouble dealing with a hundred problems per day from tribulated end users.
I asked this person where my normal parts person was and he indicated that the man in question had quit the parts business and was nor a night time bar tender.
Somehow I can relate completely with that job change.
From the reaches,