Gord turns the store over to a friend of his while he does a
couple errands, and when Gord returns he is informed that all that
happened were a couple games were rented.
Gord looks over
"Hey, why did Jason get his game PUR?"
(PUR = Payable Upon Return. -ed)
"He said he always pays for them when he returns the
"He lies. No one gets PUR."
"He said he's a big customer."
"I have no idea who he is. Anyway, you know for
Four hours later...
"I'd like to exchange this game please."
Gord pulls up the game in the computer. Hey!
It's our antagonist, Jason!
"Ok, that will be $2 for returning that game."
"You rented it payable upon return. It's returned.
"But I'm not done with the rental yet."
"You just brought it back"
"You don't understand. I want to exchange and rent this
"I don't understand? You lied to the guy working
earlier that you rent games and pay for them when you return
them. I'm just going along with your lie."
"I always do that."
"I'm sorry, did I ask you to lie to me again?"
"I'll pay when I bring that game back."
"You said that about the first game. I'm afraid we
will have to complete this transaction before any future
negotiations can begin."
"I just want to trade this game for that game, and I'll pay
when I bring it back."
"I have a better idea. How about you pay for your
games up front like everyone else?"
"But I pay when I bring them back."
"It's not a good lie when we both know you're lying."
"Now, I'll forget the whole thing if you pay $2 for the
rental, and $1 for the exchange."
And thus peace was restored to the land.