What if you went to your doctor and had this experience?
Doctor Latex: “Larry, I have the lab results and have read the x-rays. You have gallbladder problems and the only feasible treatment is to remove it. The cost will be $4,500. That price is good for today only and only if you bundle it with other procedures. To get that price you must also have your spleen removed, an adenoidectomy and a knee replacement operation.”
Me: “But I don’t need those operations and I don’t want them.”
D: “I recognize your reticence to having these procedures done but the only way I will remove your gallbladder is to bundle it with at least two of the procedures listed. It is all or nothing.”
That is what would happen if your doctor operated like the TV cable companies.
What if you went to Kruger and had this experience.
Checker: “You have a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, five pounds of flour, five pounds of sugar and a dozen eggs. I’ll guess that you are going to make cookies.”
BW: “Yes, I am. Our granddaughters are coming over today. That is all.”
C: “In order to get this deal, you must also purchase six cans of potted meat, three bags of Gummie Bears, two cans of cooked spinach, two containers of mush, kohlrabi, shoe polish, some pig snout and beef tongue, three frozen Yak meat TV dinners, a dozen daisy flowers, three past dated cans of biscuits, a dozen Moravian camel steaks and Vienna sausages.”
BW: “But I don’t want or need those items.”
C: “I’m sorry but that is company policy. I don’t make the rules or policy. To get the items you want you must purchase the items I listed. This is a take it or leave it deal.”
That is what would happen if Kruger operated as do the TV Cable companies.
What if you went to High’s Big Box Store and had this experience.
Checker: “You must be doing some maintenance work at your house. You have some caulking, a paint brush, masking tape and a paint roller.”
Me: “You are correct. I’m doing some touch-up work from a rather large renovation project. That is all I Need.”
C: “I see but to get those items you must also purchase other items.”
M: “I don’t need any more items today, just the ones in my cart.”
C: “I am sorry. But High’s has recently adopted a new policy. I had nothing to do with it but I am charged with enforcing it. The policy is that you must purchase six items from this list to get the ones you want: a side by side refrigerator, enough roofing for a 2,000 square foot house, two toilets, a washer and dryer set, a riding lawnmower, 600 square yards of carpeting, a water heater, a water softener, an outdoor gazebo set with seating, BBQ, and an outdoor big screen TV.” That is what would happen if High’s operated as do the TV Cable companies.
The cable company is one of a very few places where I go and they tell me what I am going to purchase.
[Larry Vandeventer. Go to my two websites – Larryvandeventer.com and wjrambler1956.com– and purchase my books. I grew up North of Calvertville and graduated from Worthington High School and Indiana State. Contact me at Goosecrick@aol.com or 812-557-3342]