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EdSails

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A Different Way of Charging Fri, 09/19/03 3:10 PM (permalink)
This is an interesting article about a place that asks the customers to decide on their own portions, and then pay whatever they want at the end. It makes a lot of sense to me--------but I don't know how long before people take advantage of it. Until then, more power to them!

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/lifestyle/article/0,1375,VCS_230_2281406,00.html
 
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    MikeS.

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    RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 3:08 AM (permalink)
    Interesting...

    And here I thought Socialism/Communism was dead.
     
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      seafarer john

      RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 8:35 AM (permalink)
      Mike: That restaurant performing the "social experiment" has nothing to do with socialism or communism. It is more related to the ethic of Judeo/Christian charity, brotherhood, and trust as exemplified by the Old and New Testaments.
       
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        Bushie

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        RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 3:32 PM (permalink)
        My natural skepticism tells me she'll last about 6 months tops. It sure would be great if people didn't take advantage of her, though. She obviously has a great spirit...
         
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          Liketoeat

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          RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 4:49 PM (permalink)
          Bushie, there was a restaurant of some sort (seems like soup-salad-sandwich place) in Little Rock a number of years ago which was operating on this same basis, but needless to say it did not remain in business very long. As you say, surely would be a wonderful world if such as this would work, but fear human nature won't permit it.
           
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            seafarer john

            RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 5:12 PM (permalink)
            Bushie: I knew you were a god guy at heart- you are a true compassionate conservative - would there were more of you.
             
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              NancyPeter

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              RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 5:55 PM (permalink)
              Yes, it would be fantastic if ideas such as this could truly work...what a GREAT concept! Let's close our eyes all together now & make a wish...
               
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                Bushie

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                RE: A Different Way of Charging Sat, 09/20/03 9:27 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by seafarer john

                Bushie: I knew you were a god guy at heart- you are a true compassionate conservative - would there were more of you.

                Seafarer John:

                You have just given me one of the greatest compliments I've ever had. Thanks.

                Those of us on the Right don't really want to steal schoolkids lunches or make our elderly eat dog food.

                Peace to you, and all.
                 
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                  EliseT

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                  RE: A Different Way of Charging Sun, 09/21/03 7:19 PM (permalink)
                  I would like to think that vegans and vegetarians would be so grateful to have a place serving organic food that caters to their needs, that they would make sure the place stays open. And you don't pay in a secret room...I'm sure there is a line full of regulars watching you pay. Guilt and peer pressure are great motivational tools. Not pricing anything may also serve to confuse many into paying too much, which balances the skinflints. Of course, all you guys who drank the soda right out of the vending machines as kids could skew the average

                  PS Bushie: Have you seen the price of dog food lately? It's cheaper to eat real food these days.
                   
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                    Bushie

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                    RE: A Different Way of Charging Mon, 09/22/03 8:37 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by EliseT

                    PS Bushie: Have you seen the price of dog food lately? It's cheaper to eat real food these days.

                    Sorry, Elise, I guess I'm a little out of touch with the times. My wife buys all our dog food.
                     
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