I get that a dozen times a week or more. The average American's grasp of economics is appalling, and I've said so to many a clueless guest or potential guest shocked -- shocked I tell you -- that during times of high demand for hotel rooms, the rates go up.
One woman told me that when it's busy, we should lower our rates. I remember that I did my best impression of a carp for a few moments, just dumbly opening and closing my mouth before I could finally say, "Do they even teach economics in the state where you're from?!"
She didn't appreciate that.
Another guest, a man, thought he'd take a high tone when complaining that the rates were, of all things, high during tourist season.
"I guess it's legal," he said snottily, "But I'm not so sure about the ethics of it."
By this point I was pointedly attending to more important things, such as shuffling paperwork. I said dismissively, "It's not as much about ethics as it is about economics, your room is up these stairs here."
There's a creature on the lawn whose proportions are all wrong, and it stares at me with far too many eyes...