I was in Seattle/Bellevue just recently and went for dinner at Daniel's Broiler. had to wait at the bar for a while, they seemed also to have a fairly decent selection of malt (at least 25+, including some excellent specials).
What struck me as truly annoying was a gentleman who was a member of the bar staff: When I ordered a Lagavulin distiller's edition, I asked if I could get it in a snifter / copita glass instead of a standard tumbler. This gentleman then looked at me like I was nuts, and started to argue with me about the glass in most boisterous way. 'You want your WHISKY in a snifter? You're crazy! I tell ya, if you want it in the wrong glass fine, but you're crazy!'
I tried to explain that it is commonplace to enjoy such a fine dram from a tulip-shaped glass in whisky circles, but he didn't wanna hear of it. 'I'm from Glasgow and I can tell you, whisky is drank from a whiskyglass, you don't know what you're talking about - I know whisky, I'm from Glasgow for ...'s sakes!!'. At this point I felt he was just being loud and rude, with a thick American accent, so I just settled in telling him that he should look at a whisky magazine some day, and that between him and me, I think I was the last of us to have even visited Glasgow, if that's any merit of some sorts..