Marc, since you're interested in "big" words, perhaps you'd consider looking up "assumption". I'm presupposing the word you used was intended to be germaine to this discussion. The customer was fully appraised of the situation and had been informed that even with "his" skin mount, all he would get in return was the body skin. He had considered going with a fiberglass reproduction when I informed him of the situation but opted for the replacement "hide". I seem to sense that many of the "fish specialist" suffer from similar malady that is probably best described by the #2 definition of "narcissistic". Try that one on for size next time you're tempted into an ASSumption.