We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Really bizarre. There are some bills I still pay w/ a check becuase I've been too busy to set them up on-line. This will motivate me to do that. You're right -- any normal business would lower prices to try to lure customers back. The PO is raising prices to scare away their last customers.
No, any normal business would improve operations and service, design new products, and try to do better than the competition and then charge more for it because people will pay more for something that they want and cannot get elsewhere.