Michael Hovnanian wrote an extremely funny story on his blog recently. Titled “High Fidelity”, it recounts a funny incident he had several year ago with a stereo salesman and another member of the Chicago Symphony:
When I first joined the orchestra the thing to do (or so I became convinced) was to shop for an expensive audio system. Reasonably, it seemed an essential accessory for the serious professional musician, not to mention a sizeable tax-deduction. I consented to accompanying a colleague to one of those stuffy audio places – where they take you into a soundproofed room, offer something to drink, sit you down in a comfy leather chair and proceed to push thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment.