Years ago when I first started out as an apprentice cabinetmaker, I was talking to a librarian whom I use to work for at a local library. I was an AV assistant when I worked there but did learn the Dewey Decimal system.
During the course of the conversation I said that ‘I fix furniture.’ She paused and then asked ‘do you attach it to the wall?’.
No, I replied. ‘Do you arrange the outcome of the game?’ Again I said ‘no’.
She then inquired if I spayed or neutered it? The answer was no.
She finally asked ‘do you give it a narcotic injection?’.
Again the answer was ‘no’.
Then she said ‘well then you ‘repair’ furniture you do not ‘fix’ it.’
Ever since that time I pass this along to anyone who asks me if I fix furniture.