There’s a question commonly asked within the gambling community from one player to another: “what’s your unit?” Your unit is defined by the amount of money you think in multiples of; if you perceive a thousand dollars as ten sets of 100 dollars, that makes your unit 100 dollars. In college, a…
John Mayer asks “What’s Your Unit” and goes in a more intellectual direction that I’m thinking this morning (and most mornings).
For me, I’m reminded of “The $20 Rule”. I’ve driven myself crabby in the past hounding businesses that have mistakenly or intentionally shorted me $20. No more.
We’ve got a rule around here that we won’t waste time chasing businesses for small mistakes. It’s just not worth our time. Take for example the recent recall on children’s liquid medications. Perhaps we could pursue refunds on the half-dozen unused bottles in our medicine cabinet but it’s more efficient to just toss ‘em and move on.
Think about it. The complexity of some transactions and the aggravation caused by pursuing businesses for small mistakes just isn’t worth it.
Whether your rule is more or less than $20, keep it in mind next time you’re chasing after some $5 rebate that was denied on a technicality. Sometimes, it’s just not worth it.