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  • Member since
    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
Funny Story
Posted by sharkbait on Friday, May 11, 2018 3:35 PM

Yesterday after getting a haircut and having some time before a dentist appointment I visited my local hobby shop..

Standing there drooling over the HMCS Snowberry model a fellow walks up and says. "I am looking for a model of a Spitfire."

I take him down the row to the aircraft models.

He has lots of questions re scale size ect.

We find various models and I explain the differences in scale also various versions of the Spit MK 1, V , IX ect  and levels of difficulty.

After about 15 minutes chooses one and we both head for the cash and exit.

Then he says: "Oh I am gonna need some glue too" 

So I show him the glue display and also tell him about the FS website and explain that, he can ask questions ect. I then tell him that I have to go but the nice guy at the cash can help him with his glue question.

He looks at me and says: "Don't you work here?"

I reply: "No"

He looks at me and says: "Well you darn well should and thank you!"

Made my day!

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, May 11, 2018 3:55 PM

Good job, Sharkbait! It is always nice to help someone out, especially when it deals with our hobby. There have been a few times I have helped shoppers out in the model section at Hobby Lobby.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:51 PM

YesBig Smile

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:24 PM


Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:06 PM


When I'm at our hobby shop I always have to fight the impulse to give a felolow customer "smoe good advice" - like: "Don't buy this kit, it's a stinker" or "Don't buy this expensive glue, lacquer thinner will work much bettrer for you" or "Get your brushes in an art supply shop instead of here - you'll gett better prices and better quality this way". The hobby shop needs every penny it can make to move on, and my point is clearly disputable, so why annoy the owner who is woarking hard at the counter?

But I sure like to share with the newbies :-)))

Thanks for reading and have a nice day


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