itsme213 wrote:

> I redefined PhoneBook#inspect (in the irb breakpoint), and
> 
>>>self
> 
> still prints out the same stuff.
> 
> Like I said, I may be doing something patently dumb.

I think what happens above makes sense, but I am not sure why it does 
not pick up your custom #inspect. Perhaps you can try using def 
self.inspect() instead?

Anyway, I'll be able to look into this in more detail easier if you 
could send me the full source code of your application.