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Why can't they get it right?🤔

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On 2/2/2018 at 12:15 AM, RivNut said:

Chances are when Leno shows a car that's not his, he only repeats what he's been told.  Let's throw this error back on the actual owner for not correcting it when it was being taped. Or maybe the owner doesn't even know.  ?????

 

On 2/2/2018 at 9:50 PM, Chimera said:

OK, back to grilling Jay!

 

For sure it is really cool to see this beautiful car on the show. Excellent. The point of the episode was about dreams being realized; so for Bill Bur it is his dream car essentially (which gives me more respect for him). Sure Jay gets a pass...well maybe a half pass.

 

I do think it was a missed opportunity to educate the public further on these fine cars. They could have walked around the vehicle and gone over the stats and drink in the body lines. Maybe even mention the nailhead?! Somewhere in the marketing they found that people like the person to person interaction no mater what the show, but I think in most car shows now they are doing it to much. Sure its entertaining to see these two stars talk while riding in the car...they just need to remember that the car is the ***REAL STAR***

 

We can't help it. People who drive Rivieras have high standard and attention to detail...thats why we drive Rivieras...

 

 

Leno is aging. In the businessI was in it was critical to have your facts right.  We know the old story: assume too much and you make an....out of you and me. 

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I still contend that if this car were one of Leno's cars, he would have known the correct stats.

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34 minutes ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

In the businessI was in it was critical to have your facts right.  

 

I just finished reading a previously classified report that is claimed to be very inaccurate. Stuff I figured was more important than inept air cleaner decal reading. At least Leno broadcast it.

 

Makes me wonder how much more inaccurate classified stuff is out there.

 

I'm so bad I check the spelling of people's names to be sure I get it right. Many don't. With a name like Daily the ignorant ones surface quickly.

 

Even on this Forum, people take what they read literally!

 

Bernie

 

 

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2 hours ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

 

Leno is aging. In the businessI was in it was critical to have your facts right.  We know the old story: assume too much and you make an....out of you and me. 

In business, probably so. But this entertainment.  Chances are that less than 10% of one half of one percent of the viewers even cared.  

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On 2/2/2018 at 5:30 PM, lrlforfun said:

OK Riviera People:  I gotta blast y'all here.  If everybody were as critical of  routinely and obscenely overpriced cars ....we'd be in much better shape!  Mitch

Mitch, I would bet some of those overpriced Riviera’s have some Bondo plugging something up somewhere and heaven forbid JB Weld ( I’m learning MIG welding) in the wheel covers.🤓🤓

RedRiviera Bob

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2 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

I just finished reading a previously classified report that is claimed to be very inaccurate. Stuff I figured was more important than inept air cleaner decal reading. At least Leno broadcast it.

 

Makes me wonder how much more inaccurate classified stuff is out there.

 

I'm so bad I check the spelling of people's names to be sure I get it right. Many don't. With a name like Daily the ignorant ones surface quickly.

 

Even on this Forum, people take what they read literally!

 

Bernie

 

 

Bernie, I would not mail any written correspondence unless I was certain their name was spelled right. Sending business correspondence with the intended recipient’s name spelled wrong would also give the customer reason to ask, “ What else is wrong” in this letter.

Hard writing makes it for easier the reader to understand what your message is. Writing English with good grammar is tedious.

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16 minutes ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

Bernie, I would not mail any written correspondence unless I was certain their name was spelled right. Sending business correspondence with the intended recipient’s name spelled wrong would also give the customer reason to ask, “ What else is wrong” in this letter.

Hard writing makes it for easier the reader to understand what your message is. Writing English with good grammar is tedious.

...their name... is an example of incorrect subject - verb agreement.. It's either 'their names' or 'his name'.  Gotta get those singular and plurals in agreement. 😁

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This was somewhat interesting to read. I would just like to add one more thing in regards to wrong and confusing information:

Why didn’t Buick clearly spell out that it was the torque that was ment on the air cleaner? Could it be that the company secretly hoped that it would have been misinterpreted as the horse power?

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Certainly Buick does have some responsibility for the confusion. Of course if you look at many other vehicles, often there are confusing numbers that are not so obvious. Like 442 for example. I would think that would be the cubic inch or hp...not 4 barrel carb., 4 speed transmission, and 2 exhaust. But there is marketing behind the scenes I’m sure. Bigger...better...

 

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

...their name... is an example of incorrect subject - verb agreement.. It's either 'their names' or 'his name'.  Gotta get those singular and plurals in agreement. 😁

Concur. English grammar is easy for less than one tenth of one percent of those that write the English language. Please know the customers’ names were spelled right in letters that I mailed or carried by hand.( If I have the apostrophe correctly placed is that plural possessive?)🎓🎓✒️🖌

 

1 hour ago, RivNut said:

...their name... is an example of incorrect subject - verb agreement.. It's either 'their names' or 'his name'.  Gotta get those singular and plurals in agreement. 😁

 

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I deal with people all the time.  The question I ask most frequently in the initial conversation (besides "Do you want fries with that?") is "Can you confirm the spelling of your name?".

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1 hour ago, KongaMan said:

I deal with people all the time.  The question I ask most frequently in the initial conversation (besides "Do you want fries with that?") is "Can you confirm the spelling of your name?".

Mr. KongaMan, I leave the fries out of the conversation, but I do ask for their business card. It seems to move the line faster then trying to get the name spelled right. 

Red Riviera Bob

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6 hours ago, Red Riviera Bob said:

Mr. KongaMan, I leave the fries out of the conversation, but I do ask for their business card. It seems to move the line faster then trying to get the name spelled right. 

Red Riviera Bob

If I can interpret Chip's reference to asking his customers "Do you want fries with that?", I'm having to assume that he a Master's Degree in Philosophy.

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I LOVE Jay Leno , but he went down a couple notches when they installed a  " CHEBBY " engine in is original 55 ROADMASTER ,

And a  statement  " 425 hp in a 401 with dual carbs " NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

If I can interpret Chip's reference to asking his customers "Do you want fries with that?", I'm having to assume that he a Master's Degree in Philosophy.

One more thing to consider remembering the customer’s name and  correctly pronouncing the customer’s name. Consider looking the customer in the eye and pronouncing the name before you shake their hand. Should the customer be an adult female wait until she offers her hand to shake. Please remember to get the business card. At this point in the encounter you can hand over the fries. I learned this in Salesmanship 101. 

Ed, I’m missing your point regarding Mr. KongaMan’s Masters Degree in Philosophy. The most important thing to a person is their name. Fries or not, get the name right.

Red Riviera Bob

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My reference was an old joke about people getting degrees in Philosophy.  No jobs in that area so they wind up working at "Mickey D's".

 

You must, at one time or another, been an advocate of Dale Carnegie.  I took a class in "salemaship" when I was working on my BSB and his 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' was required reading.

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Digesting these comments from my perspective, Leno and a wide spectrum, from PHD's to "people who practice funny walks for money" are all held to perfecting details to those of us old farts whom hold details quite dearly. 2018 is the 50th year that I have done my career work for pay. Over those years my interactions can be grouped with two distinct personalities, those who understand at a conceptual level and those who perceive details. Genetics or experience or punishment for a former life have given me both attributes, which makes me a threat or a real PIA, depending on our relationship. I am definitely unemployable and had to create my own job, and done well at finding others of like ilk to assist me. I expect a lot from everyone... and myself.

 

I sign documents with a signature; B. E. Daily. Not long ago I signed a waiver of some sort for a prescription at the doctor's office. Before I got home my cell phone was ringing. When I answered the voice told me they needed my signature, not the frequency of the medication----- be daily? Leno hires writers to think that stuff up. But that's a doctor's office, merely conceptual. Details are handled by a specialist.

 

To those working toward their BS, MA, and PHD today, the educational requirement of those in charge of the environment of your higher learning classrooms has increased dramatically. Poor ventilation, mold, and general low maintenance in classrooms has been proven to cause cognitive damage. Those controlling your environment may have spent four or more years in the same room you occupy. There could be a cycle there.

 

Details, details, is breathing a detail? I don't know. I am still pondering "O" rings on a frosty morning.

 

Bernie

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5 hours ago, RivNut said:

'How to Win Friends and Influence People' was required reading.

 

OH, BTW. I got the last part of that way better than the first.

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The label on the rear fender of my 1967 LeSabre says "LeSabre 400". Upon opening the hood the decals on the valve covers read "340-4".  LeSabres ordered with the optional 4bbl carb, also get upgraded to the TH400 transmission.  

 

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Wonder where that righthand mirror came from. Not an option as far as I know, but looks just like the original. Maybe Jay shelled out some big bucks for a reverse casting.

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On 2/4/2018 at 10:28 PM, Red Riviera Bob said:

Concur. English grammar is easy for less than one tenth of one percent of those that write the English language. Please know the customers’ names were spelled right in letters that I mailed or carried by hand.( If I have the apostrophe correctly placed is that plural possessive?)🎓🎓✒️🖌

 

 

...customers'  names....👍👍

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I know the owner of that Riv. He has two 65’s. One is his & one is his wife’s haha. That one on the show is his wife’s haha. 

 

He built both of them. Both came out AWESOME!!

 

I’m gonna try to get him to log in & answer any Q’s. 

 

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