How to Spot a fake artist: Clue # 1

So i always browse craigslist for free stuff, or check out what’s happening in the artist or arts column.  Right? i mean there are some goodies to be found.  But I’m starting to notice trends while talking to “artists” or reading what they leave to read, that leads me to believe they’re not passionate about art or they’re just hobbyists.  Any who, one of my new peeves is when someone calls a piece of work “a conversation piece”.  DUH!  Anything and everything can be a conversation piece.  So, if you find your self mingling with another and they try to sell you work and call it “a conversation piece”, just walk away.