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    | London, UK | Books & Reading, Top

    Customer: “This sticker says 3 for 2. What does that mean?”

    Me: “It means that if you choose three books with that sticker on, the cheapest will be free. You get three books for the price of two.”

    Customer: “But what if I only want two books?”

    Me: “You don’t have to have to take a third book. You can just buy those two on their own. But you could get a free book to go with them; any book in the shop with that sticker on.”

    Customer: “This is ridiculous, I don’t want 3 for 2. Why are you trying to make people read books they don’t want?”

    Me: “I can just sell you those two on their own. You don’t have to make use of the deal.”

    Customer: “But it says 3 for 2, so I’d be missing out on a book.”

    Me: “Well, you can choose a third book in the deal. Thenm you’ll get one for free.”

    Customer: “But I only want these two!”

    Me: “Ok, shall I put those two through the till for you?”

    Customer: “Are you trying to rip me off? I want my free book.”

    Me: *pause* “Would it help if I took the stickers off the covers, then they would just look like normal books?”

    Customer: “Right! Yes! They shouldn’t be 3 for 2 anyway! They’re really good!”