I think what happen to Rick in NC is absolutely wrong. It is sad that someone would think other are interested in what they "know". I heard once that a great teacher only gives lessons to willing students. Now let me give you the other side to this teacher - student thing.
First, I have totally appreciated the help I have gotten on this forum. Everyone has been most kind and helpful. But, that hasn't always been the case everywhere I have went.
Thru no fault of my own, I have ended up a "City dweller". I grew up in a rural part of this country but the type of job I have has required me to live in a City. finally, I got my big break. My wife and I moved to Five Acres and I got to get back and scratch the dirt again. I thought, Hey I don't want any sissy little garden tractor. I will go buy a real tractor. So, I bought a WD from a rural tractor dealer. OK. Dream fulfilled. Until I had a problem.
I began having problem with my tractor. So I called some repair people. It went something like this, "Were do you live boy?" "What is a city sissy like you doing with a tractor like that!" The final insult came when I went to pickup parts. I ask one question about the alternator. The man pause, glared at me and said "There are only two possible problems, gas or spark. Why don't you shut up and go figure out which one it is!"
OK. Maybe I deserve this treatment for becoming a City sissy. And yes, there are some nice folks that have been willing to help. However, I have found that knowledge goes rotten if it isn't shared!
And, don't always judge a book by its "cover". That guy with a tie might of actually drive a tractor or worked at a grain elevator before in his life. Who knows!!!
Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge....