Monkey Business

There is only two ways to win:
1. Continuous betterment of self.
2. Keeping everybody else from doing No. 1.
Most mortals, for reasons beyond my comprehension, choose No.2. It’s surprising how easily these folks forget nature’s law of evolution.
For the folks who engage in activity no. 2, I call it “Monkey Business”

Mechanical turks

You’re a leading food retailer.
You customers save on their ticket by using your plastic card.
You make sure to print out the $ amount saved on the ticket and ask your cashiers to highlight that amount.
Smart move.
But what if the customer saved only 18 cents on a $17 ticket and you highlight it?
The low discount in itself might go unnoticed but if your cashier is stupid enough to highlight it, you just shot yourself in the foot.