Wednesday, March 29, 2023


How much does a flyswatter repairman charge?

By Chuck Woodbury

I asked ChatGPT, which writes using artificial intelligence (AI), the question in the headline and then the second question below. Here is its response (which took about one minute), word-for-word:

I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, I cannot provide a definitive answer to your question. However, in general, the cost of repairing a flyswatter may vary depending on several factors such as the type of flyswatter, the extent of damage, the repairman’s expertise, and the location.

It’s also possible that some flyswatter repairmen may not exist, as flyswatters are typically low-cost and disposable items. It’s possible that purchasing a new flyswatter may be more cost-effective than repairing an old one. If you need a flyswatter repairman, you may want to check local directories or online forums to find one near you and inquire about their rates.

Is repairing flyswatters a good occupation?

Repairing flyswatters may not be considered a lucrative or highly skilled occupation, but it could potentially provide a source of income for someone with the necessary knowledge and skills. However, it’s worth noting that flyswatters are generally low-cost and disposable items, so the demand for repairing them may not be very high.

Additionally, many people might choose to simply replace their damaged flyswatter with a new one rather than repairing it. Therefore, if you’re considering a career in repairing household items, it may be more practical to broaden your skillset and offer repair services for a wider range of items such as appliances, electronics, or furniture.

Overall, whether repairing flyswatters is a good occupation or not largely depends on factors such as demand, competition, and your own personal interests and skills.



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Calvin Wing
1 month ago

As a child I recall seeing the fly swatter that hung by the back door of my grandparents home in St Joe Missouri. I’m not sure how old it was but my mother assured that she had an intimate acquaintance with it as a child and hence my acquaintance with its counterpart that hung in the kitchen at home.
The “swatter” ,as it was known, in grandmother’s kitchen had three repairs in it’s mesh. Having lived through the “depression “, nothing that could be repaired was ever disposed of.
Thank you for bringing back those memories!

Mary Cuneo
1 month ago

This was the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Kept me laughing for a long time. Thank you for that.

Liz Wharton
1 month ago

Sounds like a middle school essay.

Thomas D
1 month ago

I can’t imagine fixing,(or even having) a fly swatter. Here in Phoenix we leave the doors open. No flys no bugs. Only creaping crawlers

martin a
1 month ago

To Bob P: that seems to be what a lot rv info you find on some sites is .(not here)
Which is scary as newbies don’t know when their being fed a line of fictitious chatter from non rv experienced writers.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Well, that was one of the best AI articles that I’ve ever knowingly read. How refreshing to read that it probably is not a good profession and that it likely pays very little, if at all.

jerry mulligan
1 month ago

Maybe Joe Brandon should have been the fly swatter repair man, the country would have benefited greatly.

Mike Albert
1 month ago

And I was planning to enter the Toothpick sharpening and repair business until I read this!

Thomas Champagne
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

Excellent reply, Mike!

Robert N. Cordy
1 month ago

Thanks! That’s amazing, from several perspectives. It is difficult to not make some politically related comparisons. 😊

Bob p
1 month ago

A lot of double speak and not very much content Chuck. Sounds like a journalist who picks a topic they know nothing about, don’t research but just sit down at the keyboard and start typing jibberish. I maintain if one does not have knowledge of what they are writing about, they should take the time to research all aspects of the subject before engaging the keyboard. Lol

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
1 month ago
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