Just found this transaction on a Target receipt:
- $20 – gift for a 6 year old girl
- Crap that doesn’t matter:
- $1.50 – gift bag that will be thrown away
- $2.50 – card written by someone who knows neither the giver nor the recipient
- $2.50 – tissue paper for the gift bag that will be thrown away
So in this case:
The total gift’s price was inflated by a third.
Why do we buy cards we didn’t author, tissue paper, and gift bags? Do the recipients ever care?