It’s 4 pm and I’ve got a 5:30 pm meeting at the house with my wife. The light lunch I’d had a few hours earlier is wearing thin.
I’m thinking I’ll stop by Premier Pizza in Santa Clara on my way home and grab 4 different slices of pizza to go. My wife is a vegetarian; my mother-in-law and I are both carnivores. So, being able to mix and match different slices is appreciated.
Premier Pizza is a tremendous value at $3.75 per slice. Here’s what happened in the store.
Me: I’d like to get 4 slices of pizza to go.
Cashier: I can only sell you 3 slices. If you want a fourth, I’ll have to charge you for a whole pizza.
Cashier: They are really big slices. I can only sell you 3 slices. If you want a 4th, I have to charge you for a whole pizza.
Me: You’re kidding, right?
Me: How much is a whole pizza?
Cashier: About $20.
Me: So, I can buy 3 slices for less than $12 but a forth slice is an additional $8?
Cashier: Right. Each slice is really big.
Me: I’ll take 3 slices. You realize I’m going to have to write a blog piece about this.
But, the slices are really big. Sure. And, tasty, too.
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting
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