Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here's Your Change, Satan
It's funny watching people get all freaked out and nervous when their total comes to $6.66.
Some people start to look a little pale, others look around uncomfortably as if the Devil is lurking just around the corner ready to steal their pack of smokes...or steal their soul, whichever comes first.
Usually I'll play it up too, and go "Uh, oh, you better buy something else" just so we sell more.
I've learned that Satan's numbers are great for business. People will be quick to buy anything just to get $6.66 off the screen. I usually suggest they purchase something we need to get rid of, or something that's expiring soon.
I've never seen anyone smile or go "Cool!" when their total is $6.66. Usually I'm the one smiling because I know we'll sell more.
Sometimes I'll try to get people to play the lottery with 666, but I rarely get any takers.
I wonder if I can rig something in the store to automatically play an evil Satan-ish laugh when someone gets that number. My guess is that a lot of people would piss themselves. On second thought, bad idea. That means more clean-up for me.