To Truly Understand The Cost Of Something, Learn How To Measure It

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One day a woman brings her car into a shop. She tells the mechanic that it has a rattling sound. She then watches over the next hour as he stares at the engine, occasionally scratching his head in thought. Finally, he grabs a wrench, reaches in and replaces one bolt. When he writes up the work and hands her a bill, she is amazed to see a total of $1,000.

She hurriedly asks for an itemized bill so that she can see what cost so much. When the paper is returned she finds two lines on the itemization.

Bolt: $4

Knowing which bolt to replace: $996

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