When I was grocery shopping the other day, I happened to come upon a pitchman selling "Kitchen Magicians" in the produce aisle. This was nothing more than a plastic mandoline slicer, but he made it sound like it was the greatest thing since sliced bread (pun intended).
I knew he was a pitchman and not just demoing them because of the way he spoke, with a nice SLOW cadence that was almost hypnotic. He had a gathered a good-sized tip, too, and was artfully slicing up tomatoes so thin that you could read the newspaper through them.
I didn't stay to watch how he turned the tip, but I'll bet he sold a fair number of the gadgets that day. Always nice to see a true master at work!! SETH