It made me laugh yesterday when I was stopping by the corner store next to my house.
This guy rolls up on a purple and pink little girls x-mart MTB as I'm locking up -
Him : Man, you got that bike all tricked out - that bike is tight! I love 10 speeds.
Me : It's not a 10 speed. It's a 1 speed.
Him : Whatever - 9 speed, 15 speed, 12 speed, they's all nice.
Me : Uh, no, 1 speed. Look at it - no brakes, no coasting, no deraillers - it's a fixed gear track bike...
Him : What? No brakes?
Went on like that for a good couple of minutes. I just couldn't convince him that it wasn't a 10 speed. He eventually was just like "That bike is tight - I appreciate the look of 10 speeds" and rode off on what was probably his daughters bike.