Friday I went to our local pool store because I wanted to price the Speed Stir and reagents. A pool clerk came up to me and this was our convo:
Him: "Can I help you with anything?"
Me: "No thanks, I'm just looking at your reagents. (Nothing was priced.) How much is your Speed Stir?"
Him: (Goes to check the computer.) "$55."
Him: "Do you need help balancing your pool?"
Me: "No thank you. I use the BBB method."
Him: "Oh, okay. Never heard of it. What is it?"
Me: "Well there's this great website called 'Trouble Free Pool' and they basically school you on using bleach, baking soda and Borax (and a few other things) to keep your pool balan--."
Him: "Oh geez! I heard another customer in here the other day talking about adding Borax to their pool!"
Me: "Well, the method works amazingly well! So far no problems."
Him: "You know adding all those substances is going to knock your pool out of whack."
Me: "I don't add them all at once--"
Him: "You should be shocking it once a week--"
Me: "Well, actually I don't need t--"
Him: "I would bring your water in for testing!"
Me: "I have a Taylor K2006 and know how to use--"
Him: "I'm just afraid you're going to have a green pool before long."
Me: "I doubt that." (I start to walk away)
Him: (Smugly) "We'll see you back again!"
Me: "I think not."