I walk in one of the four local music shops that I haven't patronized in a while and ask for some flatwound strings. I was taken by surprise when the response was "Why?" instead of "What size and how many?" Being a natural born smart alleck, I responded with "I was thinking of hanging a piano on the wall." I then spun on my heal and left the store snearing at the four overpriced basses that have been hanging on the wall since the last time I was in. You would think they would figure out how to help a customer or try and build some relations with people. I would like to be fair to the place...but I can't. They sucked before and they suck now. I have no idea how they are staying in business. I have seen them bully customers in the past, so maybe thats their strategy. I needed to rant. Thanks for lending an ear..er...eye. I will go back to my regular shop or MF. They, at least, try to take care of me.