Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blog Vérité (Microeconomics Edition)


Overheard at Wal-Mart:

Mother: Oh, look, pepper spray! Maybe you should get yourself some.
Teenage Daughter: Eww, that stuff stinks! I'd rather be kidnapped.


12 comments:

  1. My brain hurts. I too would rather be kidnapped.


    But I missed you, my Kirk! I'm still getting caught up.........

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    1. Oh, maddie, welcome back! I've got a special treat for you. I know how much you like gin, so if you just sit at that table, I'll cut the deck, and--

      Huh? That's not what you...

      Well, whatever. Maddie, is it the consumer decision-making chart that's causing your head to hurt? I love the way it's "simplified". Maybe what it's trying to say is, despite the best efforts of retailers, you sometimes just can't predict what a potential customer will or will not buy.

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  2. Hi, Kirk!

    If I'm not mistaken, you are supposed to aim the pepper spray at the perp, not at yourself. Wal-Mart Mama should have explained that to Teen Barbie.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, good buddy Kirk!

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    1. I thought the same thing, Shady. Maybe it's kind of like with a skunk. Even if you're not sprayed by the critter, you can always tell when one is in the area.

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    2. Shady, great reply !

      cheers, parsnip and badger

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    3. Glad you liked Shady's reply, parsnip.

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  3. Sounds like nobody would want to kidnap her anyway.

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    1. The Pepper Spray Manufacturers Association may want to silence her, Adam.

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  4. Oh dear god! Attention Walmart shoppers, do not aim pepper spray at yourself.

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    1. On Black Friday, Mitchell, it often seems as if people do.

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  5. LOL oh, teens. Always make me wonder how they manage to reach adulthood....

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  6. Same way adults reach old age, Sixpence: dumb luck.

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