i am gonna tell this story here in hopes that it helps me think it was funny. i play a bar down in des moines a few times a year in two different bands. it has been a few years so we have gotten to know the bartender real well and some of the wait staff also. we played there last sunday (they do bands on sunday and wednesday, crazy but it works for them) and some of us got there early enough to eat first (good food, killer beer selection). ok, our front guy, who suffers from serious LSD, asks the waitress if he can split his side order half fries, half onion rings. it seems simple enough, but she tells him sorry, they can't do that. he pauses for a moment and then says, "but i'm in the band!" she tells him it just isn't possible (for whatever reason). me, i am sitting there feeling embarrassed. so i turn to the waitress (whom i have also gotten to know) and ask her to forgive us, we are used to getting treated like rock stars. that got everyone laughing. so i felt good about that. but, why does he say things like that?! first off, she knew we were in the band, we all know each other. second, while i appreciate his wanting half 'n' half if they don't do it, they don't do it. i guess i am uptight about not wanting to come across as a stereotypical local band with rock star egos. we have a good relationship with the venue but even if it was a one off gig, i still don't want to spread that kind of attitude. he is just so good at saying the wrong thing. ok, i feel better now. wow, i started two threads in one day, that's gotta be a first for me. thanks for listening.