The "New" Math
At the store, I couldn't find these interesting Garbanzo Bean snacks I had seen before. They had been in a "bulk bin," and the price was around $2.50/pound. Not cheap, but less expensive than nuts.
So, I asked the young man stocking the shelves if they still had them. Yes, he said, and grabbed a pre-packaged container. I looked at the price per pound. It was $3.99. I said, "Sorry. These used to be about $2.50/pound. That is too much."
He said, "No, we packaged them for you. This package is only $1.90." I said, "But they are still $3.99/pound."
He didn't seem to comprehend. I said, "If they started selling gasoline by the quart, and they were only charging $.99 per quart, would you think that was less expensive than the $3.49/gallon we are paying now?"
He still didn't get it and tried once more to tell me the package was fairly-priced.
Oh well . . .