selling parts at the bike shop yrs ago, you'd always get some over paid dink who wanted to go riding and be your friend just so you can buy him upgrades for his already stupidly overpriced weight-wienie/carbon-fiber road bike... never had anyone claim they're going to win the tour, while still remembering me, the little guy tho.. Customer loyalty like that is hard to come by!
If he's thinking of applying, then you should think of giving him your discount.Don't actually give it to him, of course. But do think about it.
His superpower is convincing people.