Monday, August 11, 2008

Quite A Bargain

At the garage sale, Z needed to learn a few lessons. She, A, and their cousin J gathered some apples to sell to people. A marked her apples for fifty cents a bag, J marked his at a dollar a bag, and Z marked hers at two dollars a bag.

Z: I will charge two dollars a bag for my apples.

Me: Would you be willing to bargain?

Z: What does "bargain" mean?

Me: It means, you say two dollars and I say, "Would you be willing to accept one dollar and fifty cents?"

Z (pauses to think about this): I would rather you said, "Would you be willing to accept two dollars and fifty cents?"