So true. Most people don’t give you a second thought. Unless you are that annoying guy playing Eruption for the tenth time in a row. No one likes a show-off. Especially an imitation show-off.
I want to hear what guitar sounds like and feels like, so I single strum simple open chords first and listen. Then if I like what I hear, I play more to get a feel for the neck. I am not there to impress anyone, because the employees won’t be, and other shoppers don’t care.