iamkickstand wrote:cramer wrote:amadkins wrote:iamkickstand wrote:cramer wrote:Some people are douche bags. Bike shop employees deal with A LOT of douche bags. If they sense you might be one of them, they will treat you as such. You don't need to "get to know them" or shop there for years or spend a bunch of money in a shop in order to be treated well. You just have to avoid being thrown into the douche category. If you're not a douche but often get treated as one by bike shops, you might want to take a hard look at the way you come across to others. Most of them have pretty keen douche sensitivity so there is something about you that is tripping their douche radar. I've been to all the local bike shops in GR area MANY times and have never been treated poorly by any of them that I can remember.
that sounds like a wonderful business model.
That's what I was thinking. My federal reserve notes offset any potential douchebaggery.
Ironically, the fact that you think that puts you squarely in the douchebag category.
how is he a douchebag for not spending his money somewhere that he is not treated well?
I never said that not spending money somewhere that he is not treated well made him a douchebag. At least I don't think I said that.
I took "My federal reserve notes offset any potential douchebaggery" to mean "I have money to spend so I'm not a douchebag" or "I have money to spend so I'm aloud to be a douchebag and you should be OK with that because, well, I have money." I consider either of those two attitudes to be douchebag attitudes. But maybe I interpreted that statement incorrectly.