What does Good Friday, a body shop Salt Lake City and Washington D. C. have in common? The answer to this question is that these three items are among Jerry the Geek’s favorite things of all time. First of all, I love Good Friday. Although I know that it is a somber occasion I also know that it is the doorstep (so to speak) to Easter Sunday. So in this way, I know that good things are around the corner. Jerry the Geek loves three things (in addition to automobiles) and one of those three things happens to be Easter.
NEXT COMES BODY SHOP SALT LAKE CITY
The next item on Jerry the Geek’s list of favorites is the body shop. Now this body shop need not necessarily be located in Salt Lake City. If it is then so much the better but really it can be located in any city. The reason why I like body shops so much is because I love cars and I do not like to see cars suffer damage of any kind. This is where the body shop comes in. You see, a body shop is specifically designed to fix any sort of damage inflicted on a car.
Finally, the city of Washington, D. C. tops off Jerry the Geek’s list of favorites. Not only is Washington, D. C. my home but it is also the Capital of the United States of America. There is so much to do and see in this city. People come here from all over the country and the world to see the monuments and government buildings. They also come to see the many museums that make up the Smithsonian including the Air and Space Museum, the various art museums, the Native American museum, the African American museum and many others.
There is no auto body repair Salt Lake City shop in Washington, D. C. Why would there be? All auto body repair shops that are located in Washington, D. C. (to my knowledge) are not affiliated with other states or cities. They all just seem to be auto body repair shops that are located in Washington, D. C. But there might be a need for an auto body repair shop that caters only to people who have transplanted themselves from Salt Lake City, Utah to our nation’s capital. It is conceivable that people who miss their ancestral homeland will want something within Washington, D. C. to remind them of the things they left behind.
AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL
Just think about it. A person who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah who went to school or got a job in Washington, D. C. will naturally have a fondness for the place where he or she lived his or her formative years. Washington, D. C. can be an intimidating city for someone experiencing it for the first time. Accordingly, it might be helpful to have something in Washington, D. C. that would serve to remind them of their roots.
What could be better to serve this purpose than an auto body repair shop that is designed to remind this person of the city in which they grew up. And we are not just talking about hanging a picture or two of the Mormon Temple in the waiting area. Nor are we talking about leaving a Book of Mormon on the coffee table amidst the other periodicals. What we are talking about is hiring Salt Lake City natives who both walk the walk and talk the talk. If we are going to do this, it should be authentic.
This is Jerry the Geek and in today’s installment I would like to tell you the tale of how my D. C. auto came to require the services of a collision repair Salt Lake City shop. Actually, the facts of this story are pretty predictable. I drove my car which is registered in the District of Columbia (a. k. a. Washington, D. C.) all the way across country to the great state of Utah. I remember being in good spirits as I entered the Salt Lake City metro area. This good mood however was dashed on the rocks of despair when another car side swiped me causing no small amount of damage.
COLLISION REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY ENTER STAGE LEFT
The operator of the other vehicle was friendly enough. He apologized profusely and accepted the blame for the accident. He told me that he had a friend who owned a collision repair shop located near by and promised me the guy would be fair and honest with me. I took him up on this proposal and made the call for the tow truck. After about a fifteen minute wait (which seemed more like a couple of hours) the tow truck pulled up.
After a short drive I found myself standing in the lobby of the collision repair shop. The mechanic looked my car over and told me I could be up and running by the following day. I was grateful the damage could be repaired in such a short amount of time and I took the opportunity to take in the sights of Salt Lake City. Certainly no visit to Salt Lake City would be complete without seeing Temple Square. So I called up an Uber and in no time at all I stood before the Mormon Temple. I ate dinner got a hotel and the next day returned to the collision repair shop to retrieve my car. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
When giving a speech it is generally advisable to structure the speech so that it includes (1) an introduction, (2) a body shop Salt Lake City and (3) a conclusion. Speeches that are structured in this way will generally provide the audience with an easy to follow format. Having an easy to follow format is important so that the audience can understand what the speaker is saying and follow the logical progression of the speech. The introduction of the speech should set forth in a general way what the speech will be about. It should not take too long as the real meat and potatoes of the speech is in the body.
DELIVERING A SPEECH ABOUT BODY SHOP SALT LAKE CITY
Suppose a speaker decides to give a speech on the subject of body shops that happen to be located in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the introduction the speaker might say something along the lines of, “Today I want to talk to you about body shops that are located in Salt Lake City.” That is all that is needed to set up the speech. From there the speaker can proceed to the body.
The body of the speech should ideally include three points related to the subject. Three possible points for discussion might include (1) What is a body shop and what type of work is performed there, (2) under what circumstances might one require the services of a body shop and (3) how might one find the best body shop to suit his or her particular needs. Each of these points might include three sub points to flesh them out. Of course this will all depend upon the time constraints for the speech. Three points per topic seems to be the best number in terms of making an impact on the audience. After the body of the speech comes the conclusion which is basically a condensed summary of what was covered in the body.
Auto body repair Salt Lake City is different than auto body repair in any other city in the United States of America or any other country for that matter. This has nothing to do with the Mormon Temple or the strange and restrictive alcohol consumption regulations. One might argue that auto body repair is uniquely different in any one location relative to any other location simply by virtue of the fact that no other location can share the same location with another location. There is probably some Euclidean property that defines this property. At any rate such a proposition is self evident.
WHAT MAKES AUTO BODY REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CITIES?
Perhaps it has something to due with the salty quality of the air that blows off from the Great Salt Lake. Although, I once visited Salt Lake City many years ago and according to my recollection the lake is actually some distance away from the city. I could be wrong about that because it has been many years, I am using my recollection as a source and I refuse to actually look up this fact to confirm its veracity. Feel free to look it up yourself if you have read this far and are curious as to the answer to this question.
Perhaps it has something to do with the people who inhabit Salt Lake City. The capital of Utah is a frontier city at its heart. It was settled by people who wanted to get away from the East Coast aristocracy. This sensibility has been passed down through the generations and is most likely reflected in the auto body repair shops scattered throughout the city. I guess this is the difference that I have been trying to articulate since the first paragraph of this blog post.
Many of the people living in Washington, D. C. are learning about the many benefits of stashing a drum heater in the trunk of their car. People are interested in doing this because transporting chemicals within industrial drums sitting in the trunks of their cars is not as infrequent an event as you might think in our nation’s capital. This is true because times are tough and one of the best ways to earn some extra cash on the side is in the transportation of chemicals from one end of town to the other. In fact there is an Uber type app designed just for this purpose!
EARNING EXTRA CASH WITH A TRUNK DRUM HEATER
Now getting the job transporting chemicals from one end of Washington, D. C. to the other is actually the easy part. The more difficult aspect of this job is in keeping the chemicals at their proper temperature. This is where the heater of the drum in the trunk comes into play. Many industrial chemicals need to be kept at a specific temperature in order to prevent their spoilage or loss of potency. This is why a heater is required in certain specific instances and specific chemicals.
Washington, D. C. is a city that experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. Although sitting below the Mason Dixon line, Washington, D. C. can get very cold in the winter. By contrast, Washington, D. C. can also experience some of the most swelteringly, sickeningly hot summers you would ever not care to experience. It is for this reason that special care must be taken to make sure that the chemicals you are transporting in the trunk of your car be kept at an even temperature. You are in the business of earning extra cash and the people receiving the chemicals will not want to pay you that cash if the chemicals spoiled en route.
Let us put aside our fears and discuss frankly and honestly the elephant in the room regarding collision repair Salt Lake City and its potential impact on the D. C. Auto Geek readership. Now, we all know what I mean by the phrase elephant in the room. When I use this phrase I am talking about a subject that is painfully obvious to all and yet nobody wants to talk about it for some reason of embarrassment or social taboo. But no elephant can be swept under the rug for too long. The obvious lump is too big to ignore or avoid indefinitely.
GETTING TO THE HEART OF COLLISION REPAIR SALT LAKE CITY
Now that we have established the unavoidable position that the elephant in the room must be addressed, actually addressing it becomes our next and most daunting challenge. If there is one thing that I (Jerry the Auto Geek) have learned in my many years on this planet it is that honesty is the best policy. Now I know that this is a very worn out cliche. But there is truth to it and the truth of the matter is very simple indeed. That truth is, reality prefers the truth. Allow me to explain.
Reality deals in truth. Reality is only true. For this reason an untruth runs in contravention to reality and just like mother nature, reality always wins in the end. For this reason it is far better to be truthful (i. e., address the elephant in the room) than it can ever be to sweep it under the rug and hope nobody notices it. Although there is a temptation to do so because in the short term the carpet can to some degree cover the elephant. We all know the elephant is there but for a time we can pretend it is not.
There are signs and banners of good times to come in the city of Washington, D. C. The trees are beginning to bloom and harkening the more pleasant weather of springtime. We need to take advantage of this short window of good weather because before we know it the sweltering summer will be upon us. It is a cliche to say that Washington was built upon a swamp but it was (as far as I know). For some reason that makes it hotter here. Perhaps that is because the city is located on a low lying area and the humidity seems to sit here.
THE SIGNS AND BANNERS SAY JERRY THE GEEK IS BACK IN TOWN!
That is right my friend. Jerry the Geek is back in D. C. and he fixing to crash on your couch. This assumes that the reader of this blog post lives in D. C. and has a couch in their house or apartment. But that is a reasonable assumption to make because why would someone other than a person who lives in our nation’s capitol be reading a blog about automobiles in Washington, D. C.? The simple answer is that there is no reason. The more complex answer is that people who do live in Washington, D. C. probably are not reading this blog either.
None of that matters. I write my blog because I enjoy writing. I do not write my blog because I expect to gain a fan base doing it. Although if that happened I would not be opposed. My only point is that gathering an audience is not the primary reason for my writing this blog. It is not even in the top ten reasons for writing this blog. I am reasonably certain that it is in the top twenty reasons, however.
If one wants to know the true measure of a man, he need only reference the man’s body shop Salt Lake City of work to see this squarely for himself. This is true because in the man’s body of work is reflected the man himself and vice versa. The man’s true essence is revealed through his body of work because his body of work represents the sum total of the man’s creative efforts. These creative efforts come from inside the man’s mind and soul. Accordingly, this reflection of his mind and soul is the true measure of the man and not the man’s physical attributes.
TRUTH IS REVEALED IN THE HEART OF THE BODY SHOP SALT LAKE CITY
For this reason when a man takes his car to a body shop what he is really doing is taking his car to a person who will then reflect his true self into the car through the repairs that he makes. His repairs are in this way a portion of his body of work. As such, the customer can see the true measure of the mechanic in the way in which he has repaired the customer’s car. In this way the customer sees into the mechanic’s soul.
Now there is another layer to all this. The customer’s car is not just a product that he owns. No, his car is his means of transport and his means to acquire a livelihood. In this respect the customer’s car is very important to him or her. In a sense it is an extension of himself or herself. For this reason when the customer offers up his or her car to the mechanic in order that (yes it can be repaired but also) it becomes a portion of the mechanic’s body of work something profound is occurring.
The D. C. Auto Geek blog editorial board would like to discuss the use of vehicle wraps to advertise your business on a car or truck. When a person uses this technology to advertise they are essentially transforming their vehicle into a mobile billboard. The advantages to this type of advertising are legion. First of all the owner of the vehicle can transport his advertising to the location where he anticipates his potential audience to be. Second of all, the owner of the vehicle can take advantage of multiple locations on a single day or over an extended period of time.
VEHICLE WRAPS TAKE YOUR MESSAGE TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
The power of advertising is simple yet nuanced at the same time. Advertising is simple from a conceptual standpoint in that it is (typically) a visual display that is designed to influence a specific audience to perform some act such as purchase a product or service. In order for advertising to be effective it must contain an effective message and it must be positioned in a location where its intended audience is likely to see it and then to act upon its message. An effective message is one that is displayed in such a way that it catches its intended audience’s attention and is persuasive to that intended audience.
When a vehicle owner uses a wrap on his or her vehicle to advertise a particular message he or she is in a position to effectively convey his or her message. This does not necessarily be for the purpose of convincing a potential audience to purchase a product or service. This can be used (for example) to disseminate useful information. There are many situations such as a public service announcement where this might be a desirable outcome for any owner of a vehicle employing an advertising wrap.