Well, Monday was Memorial Day, and GC was having their big mondo sale. Having just gotten a new bass (or two), I wanted to find a couple of decent straps. Just plain leather, I thought, nothing fancy. Maybe in black, to match the bass. So I mozie over to GC, and they have a gazillion straps. Two big rotating racks full on the floor, and another wall full on the far side. They have nylon ones, plastic ones, foam ones, ones with studs and safety pins and camoflauge.... but no black leather. Well, I figure, they're just out. So I walk across the street to Sam Ash. Same story. Every strap under the sun, even several in natural leather, but no black. So I drive across town to the other GC. I go up to the salesman, and I say, "just an ordinary black leather strap, nothin' fancy". And the guy says, "we haven't had anything like that in a long time, you'll probably need to order it from our online division" (by which I assume he meant MF). At this point I'm like, "What?" I'm wondering if I'm going nuts, or if I'm not making myself clear to these sales people, or what's going on. I mean, what's the world coming to, if you can't even find an ordinary black leather strap? I'm mystified. Someone please tell me I'm not losing my mind.