is Mister Shonky ?'
Who is Mister Shonky ?
Well that is certainly a question that everyone should
know the answer to.
To discover the answer we should first know what being
Shonky really means ?
Shonky , sometimes alternately spelt as Shonkey , has
many definitions , but they all basically mean the same
A Shonky person has the predisposition to break the law
and will do it whenever it is suitable for their own
This can include avoiding the paying of income tax , or
providing services which allow third parties to break
An example of this might be a person that specifically
markets and sells hydroponic garden equipment to people
knowing that they will use it for the production of
While this is technically not illegal , it is a service
that helps others to break the law.
Another Shonky example would be people that provide
services or products and encourage 'cash payments' with
no receipts , in order to hide their income from the tax
Mister Shonky's can also be those people that repair ,
build or provide a service , and their work practices or
results fall far from an acceptable standard.
These people may seem able to 'fix things' , but often
in the end these same devices boomerang back again with
even more problems.
Simply put , Mister Shonky is anyone and everyone that
carries out repairs or any sort of business in a way
that ends up with a substandard result.
What can be done with Shonky people ?
Unless we are able to get the authorities to enforce the
law there is not much that we can do in a legal way
against Shonky people.
However we can collectively stop Shonky business
practices by avoiding all those that act this way.
In the end most Shonky people do not prosper , they
usually end up completely broke and perpetually trying
to scrape together a meager living through Shonky
business deals and services which are often on the
illegal side of right.
So when it comes time to send you radio off for its next
repair , make sure that you don't send it off to some
Remember , if you are paying a person offering a
repair service they will provide a written quote up
front with details of all the faults and the proposed
repair plan , they will then be able to repair the item
in a timely manner and provide a written guarantee on a
Anything less , is SHONKY !!!