UPDATE: I did not invent this trick...I recently learned how to perform it.
Why do the Costco samplers drawn us in like proverbial moths to a proverbial flame (btw, I've read the Book of Proverbs several times...moths and flames are not mentioned)? People always say that they can't escape from Costco without spending at least $100. Cool. Costco gets it. They are skilled at the sneaky sample strategy.
When I was in high school I worked at a hardware store and was a good salesman because I would offer to demonstrate items and hand out samples (insert joke about demonstrating plungers and offering stool samples). Now that I am an adult, I still like to show people instead of simply tell them. People buy more when they are shown. I think I am strong enough to not get sucked in. After all, a sucker can't be suckered...can they?
I am a sucker. I got suckered. While dabbling online I found a magic trick that aligns with my past experience at the hardware store and my current interest in
hearing my own voice doing magic.
Here is a video of a guy demonstrating my new trick.
I wonder if Home Depot would hire me to sell pluming supplies...