More recently I bought some wall units from a local timber place. I was using them as base units so the worktop I was buying needed cutting in half lengthways, I asked if they could do it for me and the fella said, almost gleefully I thought, that they couldn't. I thought I was being my usual cynical self but I detected another hint of cheerfulness when I was putting them in the car and he asked where I was going to take them to get them cut. I told him not to worry, i'd manage.
This week I am in the electrical suppliers. I need a type C breaker, he asks what sort of breakers I currently have, I tell him, he says he has type B breakers but can't get C types the same as the ones I have. I come away empty handed and do a bit of research and find that most breakers are the same size and shape and will sit happily with each other. So I go back and buy a couple of breakers and ask if he has any busbar. Not for that CU he says. So I leave with no busbar but then i'm thinking that if the breakers are the same dimensions then surely the busbar is the same. So I go back and he admits he has none and doesn't keep it.
Do people get a buzz out of being unhelpful?