Apparatus (n.) 1. the equipment needed for a particular activity or purpose. 2. a complex structure within an organization: the apparatus of government.
Did you read the definition??
There’s that horrible word which is plaguing our society, leaving us bewildered and baffled as to what to do next.
There are folks who enjoy complexity. It makes them feel they are problem-solvers and more intelligent than their competition, or worse, that they have the inside track on how something or other works.
I’m not so sure I’ve ever used the word “apparatus.” To me, it conjures a vision of going to a store and asking for a specific mechanism which is only suited for one particular compartmentalized purpose.
I am incapable of this.
If the apparatus is that special, it really requires a qualified technician.
I learned a long time ago–just because I know what’s wrong and maybe even what needs to be done, it does not authorize me to be the doer.
Just because I know how to screw up my life does not mean I don’t need help to get it screwed back down.
And when it comes to matters of fixing things, repair, or even everyday tasks, I only implement three simple tools: a hammer, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver.
If for some reason, the task before me cannot be addressed with one of these tools, I need a professional to bring in an apparatus.
I’m even in a bit of terror when I use a plunger on a toilet. Why? Because after my work is complete and I’ve “plunged in,” as it were, then I have to flush it, and will find out if my labor was in vain.
So if you don’t mind, I don’t need an apparatus.
I will be willing to stand back and pay a craftsman to complete the repair … instead of having me create the need for more repair.
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