May 10, 1991 |
Imagine going into a supermarket to buy a carton of milk. The container bears a price tag of $1, but as the cashier rings your order up, he begins tacking on a series of surcharges: 11 cents for refrigeration; 9 cents for bagging; 29 cents for parking, and a 19-cent "convenience" fee--for saving you a drive out to the dairy. Your $1 carton of milk is now a $1.68 carton of milk. Sound outrageous?