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      04-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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How often do you call people out on BS to their face?

So I pick my car up from the body shop today. M3 rep front fits great but the pollen is terrible here, so i go to have it washed...

There's an middle aged guy there dressed casually sitting near all the employees in a folding chair holding a price sheet, so i go up and tell him I just need the car body washed, no inside and no wheel wash. He responds, "oh i dont work here man." Whoops. I laugh it off and apologize, say i didnt mean to assume anything but i saw the price sheet. He says "yeh you dont get to drive Benzes by washing cars" and points to his SL 500

I compliment him on the car and he starts bragging about it. "Yeh its an 08. It has 565 horsepower and goes 200 miles per hour"

SO, one, this guy's a stranger, and two had just I assumed he worked at the car wash, so I fought my urge to and bit my tongue.

How about you? Have you ever called someone out or bit your tongue about an enormous piece of BS? Automotive or otherwise?
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It sounds like he just corrected your mistaken assumption.
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      04-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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It sounds like he just corrected your mistaken assumption.
The BS is the numbers he quoted. The SL 500 has 306HP and is capped at 155.
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      04-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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I just let them have their fun. I usually feel bad that they feel they have to do that.
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      04-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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He says "yeh you dont get to drive Benzes by washing cars"
LMAO yes you do. Benzes aren't that expensive and many detailers get paid handsomely for their skill.
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maybe he took off the renntech badge
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Was he bald, brown skin, and appear to have a penchant for vacuum cleaners by chance?
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      04-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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I just let them have their fun. I usually feel bad that they feel they have to do that.
same here. This kid comes up to me in an old ford pick up truck(late 80s) and compliments my 97 sc400 i was filling up. He then goes on to tell me he has a dodge viper that he drags at the local track and it has this much hp and bored this yaddi yaddi yadda.
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Was he bald, brown skin, and appear to have a penchant for vacuum cleaners by chance?
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I'd call out BS if it's important. Otherwise no need to rain on someone's party, or potentially waste your valuable time debating for the next half hour. Ironically, correcting him seems just as low as the BSer himself IMO.
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I'd call out BS if it's important. Otherwise no need to rain on someone's party, or potentially waste your valuable time debating for the next half hour. Ironically, correcting him seems just as low as the BSer himself IMO.
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The BS is the numbers he quoted. The SL 500 has 306HP and is capped at 155.
And they stopped making SL500's in 2006 in the US. Beginning 2007, they were SL550's with the 5.5 liter V8 motor. Dude is full of BS lol
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Soooo... why was he holding up the price list???
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Soooo... why was he holding up the price list???
Price sheet or maybe it was a dyno chart from that SL monster of his???
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I've noticed liars usually come out of the woodwork when it comes to cars.
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      04-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #17
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I'd call out BS if it's important. Otherwise no need to rain on someone's party, or potentially waste your valuable time debating for the next half hour. Ironically, correcting him seems just as low as the BSer himself IMO.
+2. Not worth my time and I had made the situation awkward enough

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And they stopped making SL500's in 2006 in the US. Beginning 2007, they were SL550's with the 5.5 liter V8 motor. Dude is full of BS lol
Ha! you're right. I didnt even think of that. It was definitely a 500, bone stock. I asked him about his wheels and interior (it was red) and he said it was the same as on the McLaren F1. I did correct him there to the McLaren SLR (which it still bore no resemblance to)

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Soooo... why was he holding up the price list???
When i got back in my car they handed me a price list... Which i threw away before anyone told me how they wanted their car washed

In other news, loving the new bumper! I'll put better pics up later, but for now:


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This is why I love smart phones. If it is something worth debating, or I'm bored, or I dont like the person I'll pull up some info really quick and show them that they are wrong. Happens a lot being around Marines. I don't know why, but there are a lot of Marines who are pathological liars or they just believe everything some other guy told them. When I know for a fact that someone is wrong and they refuse to accept it, I love pulling out my phone and showing them a credible source to shut them up.
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Honestly I know people that like to correct others all the time and it's annoying as shit. It's like a contest to them to see who knows more. Most of the times I'm just thinking "who the hell cares?!!?" So unless it's important, there is no need to always be correcting people.
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Honestly there are more annoying liars and if the world had a liar-to-correcter ratio of 1:1, it wouldn't be such a sh*tty place to live in. Just sayin'... Americans and their love for misinformation. You have the iPhone and Google and people just don't bother to learn.
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I'd call out BS if it's important. Otherwise no need to rain on someone's party, or potentially waste your valuable time debating for the next half hour. Ironically, correcting him seems just as low as the BSer himself IMO.
This.

Correcting unimportant BS is the same emotional pat on the back that the BSer was looking for by starting the BS in the first place. Be the bigger man and let them be.


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This is why I love smart phones. If it is something worth debating, or I'm bored, or I dont like the person I'll pull up some info really quick and show them that they are wrong. Happens a lot being around Marines. I don't know why, but there are a lot of Marines who are pathological liars or they just believe everything some other guy told them. When I know for a fact that someone is wrong and they refuse to accept it, I love pulling out my phone and showing them a credible source to shut them up.
With coworkers its a bit different. And especially with Marines, they typically know everything!
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