I tell you, the longer I'm in business, the less faith I have in humanity. We've decided recently to add another service line to our business that requires some specialized skills so we called the various manufacturers of the material we'd need to talk about why we should use their product and about what sort of on-site assistance they'd be able to give us on our first couple of jobs with the part that we need to learn. One of them brought a rep from a company that is already offering the service we're adding (I guess they misunderstood and thought we were looking for someone to sub it out to) and we talked about the job we already had lined up and what we needed from them. They sent a bid over with $xxx in for helping us out on the first job, a number that was a little high but something I could live with. Then they called us a couple of days later and said "Oops, we underbid the help part." and sent us a new bid that was 4x the original for the assistance, obviously they really don't want to help us. Today I'm out talking to my customer at the job I've already got lined up and that I talked to them about and he mentions to me that that contractor that was at that meeting dropped by earlier that day and basically attempted to land the job for himself. I'm amazed that someone would be so sleazy as to attempt something like this. I really don't know what to say about a contractor that would try to steal a job from someone that was already bringing him in on it. Rant over, I just had to share.