Once. Me and a friend drove down to Mazatlan, Mexico and spent a couple weeks there. The alternator went out in my car during a huge thunderstorm so my buddy had to get out in ankle deep water to push start me. We found a mechanic who refurbished it--worked on it for a couple hours and charged us like 8 bucks, lol. So we tipped him heavily. It was very fortunate my friend was fluent in Spanish. The alternator remained workable for the rest of the time I had the car.
...you gotta keep the goal in mind, develop tunnel vision to a certain extent. it's hard, and it's not for everyone.
"Daisy, may I ask why you're holding Miss Sybil's biscuit jar?"