Cause is Irrelevant

Q: My car doesn’t run! What’s wrong with it?

A: It doesn’t matter what’s wrong with it. Let’s just fix it.

Q: How much will it cost me?

A: Well, since we’re not even going to attempt to diagnose the cause of the problem, we’re just going to replace each part starting alphabetically and see if it has any effect. Now, if it turns out the problem is your, say, carburetor, it’ll cost you probably under a thousand. But if it’s, say, your transmission, on the other hand, it’ll run you maybe twenty grand?

Q: Wouldn’t it just be easier and more affordable for everyone involved to actually just figure out the cause and then address that?

A: No, because I DON’T WANT TO ARGUE WITH ANYONE ABOUT THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THERE STANDS A GOOD CHANCE OF IT IMPLYING THAT USE OF GASOLINE MIGHT BE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE.

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2 thoughts on “Cause is Irrelevant”

  1. This has to be the view underlying human-cause global warming denial. They can no longer deny that it’s happening at all, so of course they have to deny it’s our fault. There’s too much to lose for them.

  2. Or maybe not that they don’t want to diagnose the cause of the problem but want to start with replacing the parts that bring the most profit to the mechanic…

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