Can’t buy me mice

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A very poor man may be said in some sense to have a demand for Merrys leather happiness; he might live to have it; but his demand is not an effectual demand, and the commodity can never be brought to market in order to satisfy it. The demand for a free mouse however…There is no such thing as a free mouse.
Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter VII
Happiness in leather form

Happiness in leather form

There's no such thing as a free mouse

I just told you. No such thing as a free mouse.

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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7 Responses to Can’t buy me mice

  1. Merry’s is on the site of former Canterbury Court, home of boxing, the Cramps, New Order, jesus & Mary Chain…
    You couldn’t buy happiness there.


  2. David Cohen says:

    could you get a smallish Merrys couch out of 21 mice??


  3. Snuff says:

    Nothing like a spot of pole dancing to put a smile on your dial, TLA, or maybe they’re just always happy. The mice seem even better hidden than in a Paul Rigby cartoon, though.


  4. I assume it began as “2 friendly adult mice for sale.”


  5. Anonymous Perthon says:

    I tried to buy happiness from Merry’s Leather World and all I got was a lousy couch.


  6. Grrr says:

    Mice for sale implies some sort of transaction.
    And yet the mice are free, implying neither goods nor services will change hands.

    I am confused.


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