I, too, was impressed by Q_Goest's understanding and patience.You are a good and kind person. The above description is the kind of thing that has inspired me to have patience with many people on this forum. When I've shot people down for their ignorance it tends to just makes them try harder. But with some compassion and patience, I like to think they come away with a bit of knowledge.
I've learned the hard way that those suffering from PMD really, really don't want to hear a woman tell them their idea won't work - quelle horreur! Well clearly my sampling is biased since I've never told anyone that as a man :tongue2:.
Gender issues aside, now I just say, "You should build a prototype to see if it works!" At least that way, the local hardware store gets something out of it.