Monday, August 01, 2011

Obama at the car dealership

"There's one thing you should understand before we start talking price. I need this car, and I know you want to be fair to me. We're both better off if we're both happy afterwards.

"I don't have transport - I sent the cab away, and I didn't bring my cellphone. So I promise you right here and now that, no matter what happens, I am not going to another dealership. Again, I need this car, and I know you want nothing more than a satisfied customer.

"So here's what I'm going to do. The sticker price is $24,995? Great. I am offering you $26,000. That's fair, so there's no need for you to hold out for more. Why bargain when we can go right now and just sign the papers?

"What do you say? Deal?"


'G said...

Two epigrams that fit Obama now:

1) "His ability to compromise is exceeded only by his willingness to do so."

2) "All would have thought him capable of ruling, had he not actually ruled." [Tacitus' description of the Roman Emperor Galba. It's sharper in the original: "Omnium consensu capax imperii, nisi imperasset."]

Daniel Shaviro said...

Thanks, 'G, that's great, especially the quote from Tacitus.

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