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Tractor Mechanic

September 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

A gynaecologist, on the verge of burnout, decided that the crippling cost of malpractice insurance was the last straw. Hoping to find another career where skillful hands would be considered an asset, he decided to look into becoming a diesel tractor mechanic. He signed up for evening classes at TAFE, attended diligently and learned all he could.

The gynaecologist prepared carefully for the practical exam, and on the day of the test completed the set task with outstanding dexterity and skill. But when the results came back, he was surprised to find out that he had obtained a score of 150%. Fearing an error, he phoned the teacher explaining that he did not want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but confessed that he was concerned that the teacher might have made a mistake adding up his score.

“Not at all,” replied the teacher. “During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the mark.You put the engine back together again perfectly, which was also worth 50% of the mark. And I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler.”

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Bill Tyler // Apr 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I am trying to get information on how to move the large tractor tires in so the tractor can be transported on a smaller trailer. Can you provide me with the instructions on how to move these tires in approx 4 inches on each side.
    Thanks,
    Bill Tyler

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