[Calvin sits behind an overturned box marked “Lemonade $15.00/glass” with a pitcher on it.]
SUSIE: 15 bucks a glass?!
CALVIN: That’s right! Want some?
SUSIE: How do you justify charging 15 dollars?!
CALVIN: Supply and demand.
SUSIE: [gesturing to the absence of other customers] Where’s the demand?! I don’t see any demand!
CALVIN: There’s LOTS of demand!
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 actual 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 got 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: Sure! Put me out of a job! It’s you anti-business types who ruin the economy!
[Calvin looks disgruntled, then walks inside and addresses his mother.]