Posted: 28/11/2013 at 09:08
Here's a question of curiosity for you.
Now since I worked as a motor mechanic I've always managed to baffle a garage with big words and question their mindsets when I've taken my car in for repairs (usually because I just can't be bothered to repair it myself / have looked at the Haynes Manual and realised it'll be a pig to do / the cost of buying the specialist tool isn't worth it) before they've had chance to realise I'm a girl so my own experiences don't perhaps reflect the reality of the wider world.
I'm also very choosy over which garages I use (seriously I think more about the garage than I do which place I go to the hairdresser which explains my apprentice cut lack of fringe) and even didn't take it to one garage because I was not happy with the way they looked after their tools (hint - good tools are VERY expensive. If they're being thrown about the place they're either cheap tools meaning they don't like to invest in their company or the grease monkeys don't care about what they're doing!)
Do garages really (in general) treat women differently to men? Or are they just as patronising to men but we don't realise it?