As in "What the heck?"
I went out for another lunchtime radio session. 15 Meters seemed to be hopping, I heard CO2IR and worked him - he was 599. I listened to 9Q0HQ work his pileup (he was doing a magnificent job, by the way) for a while and then I decided to go up to the Watering Hole and call CQ for a while. I had a nice QSO with George WN4G near Tampa, FL and called CQ again after him.
I was answered by someone who shall remain unidentified. The QSO was going smoothly. I gave him a 579, he gave me a 559. Then I did the unforgivable. I mentioned that I was using a KX3.
"SRI DONT QSO WID QRP. GA ES 73 DE (call sign omitted)." - dead air.
You answered my CQ. Obviously my signal was decent enough in your opinion to start a QSO. As soon as you discover I'm QRP (which technically is an assumption - I could have been home using my KXPA100), you QRT?
And that's OK too - you don't like to work QRPers. I can respect that, I've run into that before - but "SRI DONT QSO WID QRP" and just leave ???? Obviously brief and to the point, but perhaps we could have been a wee bit more tactful?
How about using the old telephone call excuse, or the "XYL JUST PUT LUNCH ON THE TABLE" excuse, or even "My cat just puked on the carpet" for crying out loud!
Good thing is that it was time to come back into work, anyway.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!