Life is a psychology experiment!
If you’re ever involved in a psychology experiment, remember, whatever you are told is the point of the experiment- isn’t the point of the experiment. Every psychology experiment involves an element of misdirection. The experiment is designed to get you focused on something irrelevant so that your natural, or default, behavior can be observed.
The kicker is, anything, anything at all, that you participate in with other people is potentially a psychological experiment. …
Lobsters supply is glutted, with prices at an all time low. Demand is fair, between traditional lobster dishes and now lobster rolls. However, prices paid by end consumers remains high.
Restaurants are exploiting a loophole in the “law” of supply and demand. Taking advantage of their position as the prime consumption point for lobster, they can demand lower prices from glutted suppliers, while continuing to command the same high prices from consumers.
Lobster is seen as a luxury or status item by consumers (although before the 1900’s this was not the case.) But unlike diamonds, lobsters don’t “keep” forever. Thus the supply side has a perishable commodity, while the demand side sees a (falsely) rare luxury item.
Perhaps now is a good time to start a lobster roll food truck?
It is a common question that is actually an opportunity to refine your elevator pitch for the “business of you”.
I attend a variety of business and social functions, big and small. At almost all of these someone asks me a variant of “So what do you do?”
The standard answer is a simple formula of “I am <insert job title> at <insert company>”. It’s simple, requires little thought from speaker or listener, and it’s what I did for a long long time — regurgitate something like “Oh I work for XYZ, inc as a thing-o-tech,” to which the other person usually would politely say “How interesting” and change the subject. …