A German Haircut
Got a haircut at the beauty parlor down the street in Bonn, Germany. The young lady washed my hair first and dried it after very carefully — neither of which is done at home. The whole thing cost only €10, much less than I pay at the beauty parlor that my wife patronizes in Austin. On the price list, though, no price was as low as €10. I asked why, and was told they give a special price to those who are (as we might say in the U.S.) follically challenged. I observed a hirsute fellow in the next chair, whose haircut lasted much longer than mine. Clearly, the shop was engaging in cost-based price discrimination.