Please put on yer thinking caps.... Awright.... the guy at my local Sam Ash annoys me so much I find it difficult to go in there any more. Perhaps he raises my insecurities, but I'm pretty sure it's more the fact that his arrogance, attitude, and lack of humility are just too much for me to comfortably handle. He is technically a phenomenal player. I'm sure he spent the better part of his life locked in his bedroom practicing every scale, trick and riff ever though up for hours on end. Thing is - he has to let everybody know it and it's really obnoxious. Last time I was in the store he was sitting down demonstrating an effects pedal for someone. He'd say things like "this affect is great for pissing off your guitarist!" and he'd launch into playing stuff that would make E Van Halen look like he had arthritis. If a kid wants to check out a bass he'll say sure, plug it in, wail on it for about 30 seconds then hand it to the kid - who now doesn't even want to touch it. He seems to really get off on showing everyone that he knows his ****. Add to that the fact that he's quick to get an attitude, not a very pleasant person to talk to, and not incredibly helpful when it comes to question time... and you have - well, a salesperson goon. I work at a High School and my immediate boss isn't very well liked. Recently a disgruntled ex-teacher started sending him subscriptions to every magazine under the sun, at the school, including porn and things he won't even tell us about. His mailbox is loaded with stuff every day, and stuents are the ones who seperate the mail. I think that's pretty damn funny especially if you know the guy. Anyone have any ideas along those lines to have fun with Mr. Salesperson Goon? Or one-liners to put him in his place? I see an opportunity to have some fun here - even if just to read about all of your experiences and ideas with same.