« Last post by brian c on April 18, 2014, 11:56:49 AM »
Been there, done that, got many t-shirts to prove it.
Just gotta laugh it off otherwise it'll drive you nuts.
For ex: when I brought my car home from MCA and it was in fresh paint, the neighbor came over and asked if it was for sale. I gave him a number of what I had sunk into it at that point and mentioned I'd be just breaking even as it sat at that price. His response, "I guess its not for sale then". Sure it was, he just didn't like the number I gave him! Or the other guy who had a 305 tunnel rammed Firebird who was going to "educate" me on my TA after I told him I had a 455 under the hood. He walked over and pointed at my VIN and said "See, Z vin code, you have a 400 under there and NOT a 455". After I popped the hood I pointed out that it was a 1970 4 bolt 455 punched 60 over he was speechless...actually, I don't think he talked to me the rest of the car show. Or the worker who asked my folks about my 80 Firebird. I gave him a number, a breakout of what was included at each price point - it was a base firebird w/o drive train so all firebird parts was one price, parts to convert to a TA which I had collected was a higher price, the engine & tranny were another price, and that if he was serious, cash talked and I wasn't taking payments. Never heard from him after that.
Bottom line: it takes all kinds and you'll find them all over the place!