The *Stranger* Test

the stranger test

“When you are thinking of purchasing something, imagine a stranger holding the item you are thinking of buying in one hand, and the cash equivalent in the other. Which one would you take?

…Recently I started a new job and found that the lunch options nearby were both terrible and expensive. Basically, I found that I would spend $9 per day on a mediocre sandwich or $14 on a lunch that I would actually enjoy. But you know what I like more? A stranger handing me $9 per day to make my own damn sandwich everyday. And that’s the story of how I started bringing lunch to work!”

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[Photo cred: David Goehring]

Last modified: November 30, 2014

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