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Examples of activities
engaged in servicing the public:
- A supermarket sells food
to just about anyone who walks in off the street. The "public" is the
people who come in to shop, and the "service" is the act of providing food for
- A real estate office
helps people sell their houses and find new houses to buy. The "public"
is anyone who wants to sell or buy a house. The "service" is finding and
matching up buyers with sellers.
- A tax preparation
company helps people comply with the tax laws. Its "public" is anyone who
has to file a tax return who does not want to fill out the forms themselves. The
"service" is helping the person select the correct tax forms and understand what
information should be provided in each section of the forms.