I stopped by a bike shop on my commute home the other day and spent ~$100 on new tires. I assumed that in exchange for my business they would spend a few free minutes to put the tires on for me. They checked their schedule and had time to do so; however, they were going to charge me $14 (to put on two tires, and two tires that I had just purchased there? Really?)
Am I stuck in a utopian mindset where patronage and service go hand-in-hand and have simply missed yet another bow-down to the almighty dollar, or was this bad service? I'm curious to see what others think or have experienced...