Gents, I had a meeting with the MD of a company last week with the intention of upgrading his fairly crap website into a gleaming monument to the electronic age able to take product orders. During our getting to know you chat he told me what a phys ninja he was and how he loved his running and then he dropped in," I was a Royal Marine in a previous life you know" I straight away said, " Oh excellent, me too, what unit were you? " He said 40 Cdo and then tried getting back to the business at hand before I could bounce some names off him. Also I tried to pin him down to a period but he waved it off with" In my younger days ha ha ". I thought well yeah no shit ? . Long story short, how would I go about checking the guy out short of asking for his R138 which isn't too subtle ? I'm not in touch with anyone over the age of 40 and I would guess this guy is late 40's early 50's ? My reason for wanting to check is that so far, our ongoing consultations and meetings have promised much but produced little of substance. It could be a mega earner for our company, not to mention my ongoing commish but I have the feeling he just likes talking big and going through the motions of sounding big time . The twat has had 6 free lunches out of me alone . He's quite a canny ****** in that we never seem to get further than talking basic design and he waffles crap about content and then a week later I have to drive up the M1 again to discuss some other non relevant bollocks. I just want to out him as a bullshitter then my boss (ex 7Rha) will then hopefully let me pull the plug .