Originally Posted by Topaze
Yeah, well, it's not a matter of what you're asking, it's more like the vibe. For instance, I think it's fine to specify Topy thickness in a normal conversation (like 'not to thick, less than a couple of millimeters, something like that' - btw, I don't think Topys can be much thicker anyway), but reading your email, one gets the impression that you'd actually get a ruler and start measuring the thickness of the rubber protector on the shoe once everything's done. That can put people off.
Yes, I understand that it is not my requests per se or the fact that I was precise that were wrong but rather the way I approached and formulated this.. I realize that this was the wrong vibe, and, this is why I have sought reactions and advice from the forum. Shirtmaven's advice was very helpful.
I would not have taken a ruler to measure the topy, but, I was just trying to be as precise as I could. If I recall correctly, there are some topys that are thicker than 2mm, and, I do not like those. So, I wanted to make sure I would not get them.
And, I think it would have been different if i could have visited B. Nelson's shop and chatted with him. For example, he could have showed me what kind of topys he has, and i could have chosen one. I guess doing this over email adds a level of difficulty, and, I have not done a good job at explaining what I am looking for.
This was my first time trying to do this over the internet and email, and, it is a miss. But, I got something out of this experience, and, I'll definitely will go with Shitmaven's advice next time as I believe this is good way to approach this sort of things.
Edited by cypi2 - 2/9/16 at 8:35am