If they get customers to believe that earlier patrons have given large tips, cosmetologists can get larger tips from them. However, if cosmetologists give the impression that they are wealthy, their customers will not tip them at all.
Which of the following draws the most reliable conclusion from the passage?
A) wealthy people should not be cosmetologists
B) if a cosmetologist is wealthy, he or she will not usually receive big tips
C) if customers feel that a cosmetologist is not wealthy, they will tip generously
D) customers often give tips according to their perceptions of the cosmetologist and of the actions of other customers
E) patrons are not usually influenced by the quality of the service provided by the cosmetologist when they determine the amount of their tips