I’m shaking.  When it comes to automotive mechanics, I am pitifully ignorant, incompetent, and am completely undeserving of the moniker “grease monkey”.  In simple terms, I feel woefully inadequate.  Just another area of my life where I feel that way.

Interestingly enough, some of those other areas are those in which I am told by others that I am woefully inadequate and some of them are those in which the feeling is all internal or spiritual.  I put cars up there with my wife and kids.  I’m just afraid to look under the hood and see what that knocking noise is all about.  And it’s not people telling me that I suck at cars, my marriage, and my kids.  Really.  I just believe that about myself.  And from the belief comes the action – or inaction.

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