Donna and Tom take Ben on a “Treat Yo Self” day and ask him what he would buy if he could buy anything. Ben decides he wants a Batman costume.
Leslie lists the most important things in life: friends, waffles, and work. She has trouble ranking friends and waffles, but she knows work is third. Transitivity is an important component of utility maximization.
Ron isn’t happy with the steak he was served, so instead he asks the diner to give him all the bacon and eggs they have. While a bit extreme, his preferences and utility function should be respected in society despite the potential for future health issues.
Bobby Newport would rather play Wii bowling because the guy looks like him instead of playing on his actual bowling lane right next to his Wii.
While on suspension, Leslie buys her officemates Christmas gifts based on their personalities. Ron mentions how he only gives people $20, but realizes how great Leslie’s gifts are and how the office needs to remedy the gift giving imbalance.
Andy and April are throwing a Halloween party and list off all the things they need to throw a great party. The output is a great party and the inputs are a variety of different items.
Ron and Leslie ponder why people would eat anything other than breakfast.