Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 04, 1993
Susie: 15 bucks a glass? Calvin: That's right! Want some? Susie: How do you justify charging 15 dollars?! Calvin: Supply and demand. Susie: Where's the demand?! I don't see any demand! Calvin: There's lots of demand! Susie: Yeah? Calvin: Sure! As the sole stockholder in this enterprise, I demand monstrous profit on my investment! And as president and CEO of the company, I demand an exorbitant annual salary! And as my own employee, I demand a high hourly wage and all sorts of company benefits! And then there's overhead and actualy production costs! Susie: But it looks like you just threw a lemon in some sludge water! Calvin: Well, I have to cut expenses somewhere if I want to stay competitive. Susie: What if I get sick from that? Calvin: "Caveat emptor" is the motto we stand behind! I'd have to charge more if we followed health and environmental regulations. Susie: You're out of your mind. I'm going home to drink something else. Calvin: I need to be subsidized.