For Mothers Day, Nathan thought it would be nice to buy his wife a little gift. Always short of money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be. Unable to decide, Nathan entered a fancy department store and, in the cosmetics section, he asked the lovely salesperson about some perfume. She showed him a bottle costing $150.
“Too expensive,” muttered Nathan.
The young lady returned with a smaller bottle for $100. “Oh no” Nathan groused, “still far too much.”
Growing rather annoyed at Nathan’s meanness, the sales girl brought out a tiny $20 bottle and offered it to him. Nathan became really agitated, “What I mean”, he whined, “is I’d like to see something really cheap.”
So the sales girl handed him a mirror.