English: A slice of pizza from Piazza Pizza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yes, it’s that time of the year. Me to vacation, you to work.
Here’s this year’s setup. Manhattan has recently been going through its own pizza wars, as reported in the New York Times.
About a year ago, one local pizza store was selling a slice for $1.50. Then a near-by competitor dropped their price to one dollar. The response was 79 cents, and then the 75-cent rebuttal.
So here’s the challenge: You own a pizza stand, and can’t afford to match the 75-cent price, fearing that the price war will escalate till you are both basically paying customers to please eat your slices. So rather than further reduce your price, you have decided to go back to a dollar a slice, and to put a sign in your window. The sign will, in a clever way, explain why customers should avoid the 75-cent slice and pay the extra quarter for yours.
The creative challenge for you is simply deciding what the sign will say. And the rules are quite simple, too.
• Enter as often as you like, in the comments section of this blog.
• Previous winners are not only allowed to enter, they are encouraged to do so.
• The decision of the judge(s) is final.
• The contest starts today, and ends July 18, 2012.
The winner receives an autographed copy of "All You Need is a Good Idea!" All others receive my thanks.
Remember, brevity is good, unexpected is good, making me smile is really good.
Got your idea?