- "Trade has been slow ever since the mountain started rumbling. Please, if you have even a shred of compassion, buy something from me today!"
- "I don't mean to be forward, but you're the eighty-seventh customer to walk through that door—and the last eighty-six didn't buy a thing. Please, good customer, change that pattern and we'll both be wealthier for it!"
- "People come by to look. They always want to look. But do any of them open their gold pouches and offer to make a purchase? Fewer than I'd prefer, I'll tell you that!"