Monday, October 12, 2009
I can get it for you Wholesale...
My favorite story so far from my trip to Greece -
I got off of the ferryboat in Santorini (on Santorini? Whatever) and wandered down the street looking at the rental cars. I picked the place where the guy out front seemed the most enthusiastic. If you can't reward enthusiasm, what have we become, really?
The conversation goes like this:
Me: "What's the cheapest rental car you have?"
Rental Dude: "I can give you that Jeep Suzuki for 30 Euro a day."
Me: "Do you have anything cheaper?"
RD: "Well, I have this little two door car for 25 Euro... it's yellow. (points to a photo on a chart) But the Jeep is nicer."
Me: "Yes, but I'm on a tight budget, so I think I'll go with the car for the 25 Euros."
RD: "Are you sure? The Jeep even has the convertible top. It's VERY nice."
Me: "No, I'm good. I'll take the yellow car."
RD: "You are clearly a nice person. You deserve to have the Jeep. I am going to give you the Jeep for 25 Euro a day."
Me: "You don't have to do that. The car is fine."
RD: "No, you are a nice person and you should have the Jeep. And, also, the yellow car is already rented. Enjoy your stay in Santorini!"