Business Fable #85

A meat counter clerk, who had had a particularly good day, proudly flipped his last chicken on a scale and weighed it. "That will be $5.75," he told the customer.

"That really is a little too small," said the woman. "Don't you have anything larger?"

Hesitating, but thinking fast, the clerk returned the chicken to the refrigerator, paused a moment, then took the same one out again.

"This one," he said faintly," will be $6.65."

The woman paused for a moment, then made her decision. "I know what," she said, "I'll take both of them."

Moral of the story: Lying to customers is never a good idea...even when they're clueless.

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