am pretty sure i got fleeced at the Deira Spice Souq when i bought dates, frankincense, myrrh and Madagascar vanilla pods. we hate bargaining so both of us are plump victims at markets like these where others enjoy the very experience of haggling.
i prefer giant Sale! signboards where i just go in, grab what i like, pay at the cashier and leave. all without saying a word.
does hating bargaining have something to do with wanting to be liked? i think it’s also got something to do with knowing what the price really is, i don’t have imagination, i feel like i can’t demand the reduction of the price of something when i don’t know how much it costs. some people can go into a shop and right off the top of their heads, demand for 50-70% lopped off the offered price.
this is a disease. i should shamelessly lop 50-70% off everything.
alright, am off to Singapore now. cowabungaaaaaaa!