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Women flock to Paris all-female garage for manicures, massages and lessons in mechanics
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:21PM BST 10 Jun 2014 | Henry Samuel

Posted on 06/10/2014 2:42:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai

An all-female garage outside Paris offering manicures, massages and lessons in mechanics is doing a roaring trade since opening last month, challenging stereotypes of auto repair being an essentially masculine domain.

Only Girls, in the suburb of Saint-Ouen-l’Aumone, caters to women who feel they have been taken for a ride by male mechanics who bet on them showing little interest in what goes on beneath the bonnet.

“When you’re a woman, it’s like you’ve got ‘sucker’ tattooed on your forehead,” said Sandrine Hautenne, one satisfied 42-year-old customer. “One time, I went round to three different garages, and got three different estimates. Since then, I’ve sent my uncle to get estimates and—guess what?—the prices have dropped!” she told AFP. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: femalemechanics; france; onlygirls; paris

1 posted on 06/10/2014 2:42:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Back when girls had dads, this wasn’t needed.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 3:04:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Olog-hai
“When you’re a woman, it’s like you’ve got ‘sucker’ tattooed on your forehead,”

And every leftist politician knows it.

3 posted on 06/10/2014 3:07:44 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: TurboZamboni

Like it or not, even men don’t know much about cars now. So I don’t blame these women for looking for something more honest.

We had a dealership in my town (I took my car there because I had some warranty problems) where obviously every woman who came in was expected to be an idiot and not notice if the shop hadn’t even done the work...which in one case they hadn’t. And the shop manager was a woman, so just having a female around doesn’t help. (Although, in her defense, she wasn’t out in the bays but just gave the work orders and assumed they were completed when she took them back.)

That said, maybe they thought everybody, male or female, who came in was an idiot. The dealership changed hands and one of the things they are boasting about their “new” service department.

I found a great mechanic and all is well. He’s male, honest, and has honest, knowledgeable assistants, most of whom are black. So while there may be a problem with the way women (and probably the elderly and even obviously clueless males) are treated, I’m not sure a “woman only” garage is the way to deal with it.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Well, consider the differences between here and France, who just got over their recent dalliance with a socialist-majority government.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 3:33:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TurboZamboni
Not to be mean, but manicured nails and working on engines do NOT go together.

BTW, I agree that even men get "taken for a ride" so to speak, when it comes to repairs.

I USED to be able to fix my car. Now it's just too computerized and complicated.

Plus I'm old enough that time= money, so I let the mechanic handle it.

But I DO ask what they're doing, and why.

Jiffy Lube is NOT going to sell me a friggin' air filter on a car with 8000 miles on it.

6 posted on 06/10/2014 5:33:04 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: boop

I would surmise most college girls cannot change their own tire.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 11:47:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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