That's pretty funny. Shows how little the average store clerk actually knows about his products.I haven't read the article, but have an anecdote. When I went helmet shopping last year after getting my "Wing, a few places were sort of pushing the whole Snell rated helmet thing. I finally asked the salesman at the fourth place, "Okay, I give...what's the difference between plain old DOT and Snell ratings?" He told me, "The Snell rated helmets are designed to better withstand fire." He looked at me in almost total disbelief when I replied, "Buddy, if I'm ever in a wreck where my head is on fire, chances are I have bigger problems than my helmet."