I would really like to know the relevance of the comment "you must be in Canada...no?" Are you trying to imply that Canadian's have a lack of intelligence?? Because that is certainly what it sounded like. And as far as your sinicism about the whole painting a countertop subject, maybe people would be a little more receptive to your opinions if you didn't come across as a know-it-all. There is a difference between giving your expert advice, and talking down to people and belittling their comments.