Are your perceptions of relative cost up to date?
I’m struck by how often people comment on the cost of phoning transatlantic. “That’ll be really expensive they say.”
Actually, landline-to-landline, with my pretty average phone contract, it costs about £3 or $5 for an hour—less than the cost of meeting somebody in town for a coffee.
Most of our model of these things gets laid down at a young age and, unless we make an effort, doesn’t get updated as the world moves on. The out-of-dateness of our map can be rather obvious in this area of relative cost.
Some areas are not so obvious.
Which of your perceptions could do with an update?