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My only problem

I always get a kick out of the typically loose interpretation of the word "only,” such as a gallon of gas is only three bucks.

Sure, last month it was four bucks but last year it was only two bucks. As we get into more expensive items, it gets even sillier.

A new truck? Only 40 grand. A new CNC router? Only $150,000.

I have had many customers ask for extra work, saying, "It's only one more cabinet.” Sure, there's 25 pieces in that job so what's one more? The only thing is that it's only two more sheets of material and only six extra sets of hardware. When I tell my suppliers that it's only a little more, they say, "No problem, that will only cost a little more.” The customer is thrilled, of course.

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