“Nice Try” Department

DummyCan’t we skip the rental car line like at Hertz?
VentriloquistNot exactly.
Dummy:  Is there a covered canopy like at Hertz?
Ventriloquist:  Not exactly.
Dummy (getting soaked in the rain):  So, you still think I’m the dummy?
VentriloquistUhhh . . . not exactly.

–Hertz commercial (1996)

The dialogue (above) from the classic Hertz commercial came to mind looking at the sign for “Fresh Poured Florida Orange Juice” at Bruegger’s the other morning.

Skeptical that a big (16 oz.) glass of fresh orange juice would only cost $1.99, I asked the counter staff whether it was in fact fresh squeezed.

The inevitable reply (preceded by a big pause):  ‘not exactly.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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