We bought a small printer for the home office yesterday — talk about your razors/razorblades model run amok; the cartridges cost more than the printer! Above are the installation instructions for this region. Twenty different languages! See if you can name them all – answers at the bottom of the post.
I was doing so well until the very end of the transaction. The cashier asked me if I needed a large bag for the printer, and, for a moment forgetting where I was, said, “No, just a small bag for the accessories.” Doh! She pulled out the bag below and scanned it. This is what 50 forints (about 23 cents) gets you if you’re bag shopping:
The 20 languages in the first picture, top to bottom, left to right:
Language is a very real source of friction for business — not in the relational sense (although it’s there, too), but in the cost *cents*. Which leads to 23 cent bags, I guess.