The Wiles of Manipulation

Years ago while working in retail sales, a customer brought an item to me with an altered price tag on it. I explained the price tag had been tampered with and quoted him the correct price. When he insisted on buying the item at the lower price, I offered to check our price list. Thinking up a scheme of my own, I quoted him a price twice the correct price. He was horrified and insisted on buying the item at the price I first quoted to him.

So it occurs to me that the oil guys may have schemed to double and triple the price of fuel, but knowing consumers would not be happy, they increased the price first to $4.25 before lowering it so that customers would think $3.50 is cheap.

Don Loy Whisnant/Journey Notes 8H19