That is a pretty good question. I wonder if the cultural differences actually run deep enough for her to have a good answer.
This is fun stuff!
Yep. I was going to say that (more or less), so thanks Justin.
But there is no ‘hoodwinking’ going on here. They told him about one contract, but they gave him another. Either through simple mistake (grabbed the wrong one, they might look the same on top) or they expected him to read the contract in its entirety so they didn’t bother to check as if anything was objectionable to him he should have brought it up.
The fact that he didn’t–in their eyes–means that he was okay with the contract.
I have yet to sign a big-purchase item without reading the contract fully. When I bought my car, I asked to see the contract days before I actually signed. I read through every single line of that contract, and actually found a couple of places that I didn’t like. Crossed them out, initialed it, and then sent it back to them to make sure those changes were acceptable to them.
They told me that nobody had ever changed the contract before. I asked why, and they said that they weren’t even sure if you could DO that.
Contracts are meant to outline the terms of the deal–but in often times these days, they are used by the person getting something to screw the other person out of something. Don’t sign things you don’t fully read and understand that might get you thrown out of your house or have your car taken away or cost hundreds of dollars because they didn’t check something.
I have to disagree about the “hoodwinking”. It’s true that one should always read a contract before signing it, but as we’ve seen, Andy is a bit naive. In any case, before Andy signed the contract, he stopped and said “Wait a minute, what am I signing here exactly?” Dash then proceeded to tell him the terms for the “basic contract”. But the contract in front of him was the premium contract. So they deliberately misled him.
And when they were walking to the portal, Andy was talking about how his friends were going to freak out when he told them about his new job. The Praxians didn’t respond to this. They deliberately waited until he was in his cage before letting him know the reality of the contract: life imprisonment with no outside contact.
Andy, if the Praxians really don’t like art, I recommend that you start drawing on every available surface.
I don’t think Dash was in on it at all, as if she was she would have told And that the one infront of him was the right contract. But I still think that they expected him to read the whole contract first.
She for sure knew- she just doesn’t think it’s wrong. That’s standard business practice for the Praxians. You try and undercut the other person and if they’re not smart enough to catch on it’s their fault. Like Dash told Andy- “everything was right there in the contract”.
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