Like many others here, I've been trying to avoid generalizations and derogatory terms when discussing a group or class of people. That was until earlier this week, when a perfect specimen presented himself at a band audition.
He came in toting a 12(!) space rack, with all kinds of older effects, pre and power amp, plugged into a rack mounted power strip with a hard wired power cable. I watch him plug in, and notice that the ground prong was removed from the plug!
I call this out immediately, and he goes on to state that he played a gig a while back and had to remove it because someone gave him a non grounded extension to use so he cut it off.
He reaches over to shake the singer's hand and shocks her!
I then voice grave concern, but it's not my band or my rehearsal space. I comment that I am glad I have wireless. Now I can tell he's annoyed that Im being a wuss about the whole thing.
After rehearsal I tell the leader that I will not be back unless he fixes it, and that he might want to reopen his search for guitarists. Unreal.