Okay one is in Thames, it’s Saturday morning and you’ve just noticed that the data projector is missing a fairly important element, known as a power cord.
The conference starts in 30 minutes. What does one do? There is no electronics shop open. But there is a Warehouse.
Now the Warehouse does not have any power cords for sale, but it does have an electric jug selling for only $10, which uses the same sort of cord.
The cost of the jug with cord is much the same as buying just the cord elsewhere, so one purchase is quickly made.
Thank God for free trade and cheap China made electric jugs. Just hoep no-one notices the projector power cord has a label warning against scalding!