Kandis and I got new Cingular cell phones a couple of months ago. For some reason tonight, I was reminded of the staff at the store whence 1 we purchased these etiquette-altering devices. Every single salesperson there seemed to have some kind of chip on their shoulder and I can't remember the last time I saw such a display of utter douchebaggery. It was as if these people had aspired to greater things in life, and were trying to prove to themselves and their customers that although they had failed in their previous endeavors, they were still relevant. 1 In case some of you are bothered by the fact that I didn't use "from whence" here, please note that it is not an error. Dictionary.com has a great explanation here .