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Comment: Chimps are clever. "Monkey see. Monkey do."

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Chimps are clever. "Monkey see. Monkey do."

Never herd tell of anyone chortling they can make a chimpanzee out of you. Monkeys, yes. Chimpanzees, no way. Not the same ingredients.

-------------- Witness this 1937 study on this matter. --------------
Shopping Carts - Monkey-See-Monkey-No-Do, by Charles Lyell

    “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by anyone, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time.” – Mark Twain

The shopping cart was invented in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman. Mr. Goldman owned a supermarket chain and he was looking to increase sales by making it easier for customers to carry more groceries up to the cash registers.

His newly patented “folding basket carriers” (Exhibit A) went over like lead balloons. Instead of greeting the carriers with open arms, men and women offered up all sorts of rationalizations to explain why they were not interested in giving the carts a shot.

Goldman’s ingenuity paid off. On a business level his invention dramatically increased sales. As a bonus, selling the carts to other markets made him a multimillionaire. On a psychological level, his monkey-see-monkey-do approach helped customers work through their irrational fears

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