You don't look like you play guitar...

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  1. EpicEsquire

    EpicEsquire Member

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    EDIT: I did NOT take offense to the clerk's comment - it made me think "What does a guitarist look like?" and "Is there actually a "typical" guitarist look?"

    So I was at my neighborhood post office shipping out a pedal I sold on Reverb and the clerk asked what I was shipping. I informed her it was an overdrive pedal for guitar. She looked at me quizzically and replied "You play guitar?" I told her that yes, I did indeed play guitar - her response: "You don't look like you play guitar"

    I asked her what a guitar player looks like and she stated "Not you"

    I laughed and went on my way

    Anyone else ever deal with this type of nonsense?
     
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  2. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Supporting Member

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    I'm a quiet academic with glasses and people are always surprised to find out I am a big metal guy .
     
  3. saltbird

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    I've gotten it before. An easy remedy is to wear some boots.
     
  4. jrjones

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    People tell me I don’t look like someone who can play guitar the way I do or someone who could sing the stuff I sing.
     
  5. fingertip

    fingertip Silver Supporting Member

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    I was usually dressed as a pipewelder, so yeah. Now I put on a floppy knit hat and everyone takes me for an old stoner.
     
  6. strawberries

    strawberries Member

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    A swift dropkick quiets them down quickly.
     
  7. GuitarMakerNyc

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    I went to Alain Mikli to buy glasses and the sales lady took one look at my right hand and asked what kind of guitar I play...;)
     
  8. EpicEsquire

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    Maybe she was fantasizing about what those calluses could do
     
  9. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    That's pretty insulting. She had no business saying that to you. I suppose her visual image of a guitar player is some guy with big hair and a pointy guitar. I probably would have gotten a bit huffy over a comment like that, and if I was PO'd enough, I would have mentioned it to her supervisor.
     
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  10. Mondo Bizarro

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    I guess I've always looked the part. That being said I'm constantly asked if I have any weed. :rolleyes:
     
  11. sertshark

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    That's funny. I once heard someone say they prefer to hire bands that don't look like bankers, or cops.
     
  12. GuitarMakerNyc

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    Calluses on the left hand, nice try...
     
  13. EpicEsquire

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    She knows I am an attorney - I should have responded "Hey, haven't you ever heard of a blues lawyer?" (even though I play ambient)
     
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  14. EpicEsquire

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    Yeah, why hire a band that likely has a work ethic and will be punctual lol
     
  15. EpicEsquire

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    Humble brag LOL
    Very well made and nice glasses
     
  16. GuitarMakerNyc

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    Rick Danko asked me if he could buy weed from me after a show!?! Must have been the hair down to my ass.
     
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  18. GuitarMakerNyc

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    Was merely trying to show that French salespeople are smarter than post office workers ;)
     
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  19. muzishun

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    If she had a ring you could have said..

    "You're married!?" all surprised! :Devil
     
  20. EpicEsquire

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    LOL - you know I'm joking, right?
     
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