“Listen to these features,” he announced to the gathering crowd. “It’s calibrated to one-one-hundredth of a pound; it can measure your height as well, in feet or meters; it gives you a readout via an LED or human-voice simulator; and that’s not all…”
At the scale manufacturers’ convention, people often wanted to weigh themselves on different scales to see if they were calibrated correctly. However, some visitors abstained, not wishing to advertise their weight.
A smooth-talking sales representative coaxed a woman onto his scale by promising her that he would not look and that she could even cover the digital display so only she could see her weight.