Friday, August 14, 2009

Market signals

At the hospital shop, a woman puts a £1.15 bottle of mineral water on the counter. The till operator says, "If you buy a Telegraph, the water's free."
"How much is the Telegraph?"
"Okay." She rings it up. "Do you want the paper?"
She folds it and puts it to one side.

Everybody happy.


dearieme said...

She must have been a socialist. A conservative would take the paper to the wards and offer it to a patient or put it in the day room.

Anonymous said...

"Everybody happy"

Except, presumably, the Telegraph's marketing people.

otoh, since from the evidence they are obviously stupid, perhaps that doesn't matter.