Re: Purchasing live in a different universe
"I see you're wearing size nine shoes"
"Your shoes, they're size nine. Am I right?"
"Well, yes, they are, but what on Earth has that got to do with the printer I signed off on"
"Well you do know size nine is the most common UK male shoe size and due to the vagaries of legislation in the market, a shoe company MUST offer a range of sizes that also accommodates the extremes of the customer base"
"Well, err, no, I didn't"
"Those extreme sizes are the ones still on display at the end of the season long after the size nines have been sold, which means you can be assured a pair of size five's for a quarter of the price you paid for the size nines"
"I see, but why would I want to buy a pair of size five's? They wouldn't fit me"
"Ah, I see you're a bit of an expert on shoes"
"Well, no, not really, I just know only size nine shoes fit"
"Ah, so you're saying just because something is a lot cheaper, the fact it cannot fulfil its intended purpose means the price isn't the primary factor in your decision"
"Well, yes, I suppose so."
"so basically, your feet are specifying the requirements and your head knows better than to overrule them"
"Put like that. I suppose. Well. Yes"
"Now consider the printer I specified as a size nine shoe. The printer you bought a size five shoe. And consider me the huge foot in the opening sequences of Monty Python"