Bargaining is almost a requirement where I live. If not to get the best price, it allows me to maintain face so that my friends don’t immediately claim “But I got it for only …” As a guest in the country (Indonesia) I am always guaranteed to get a “special price” but it is rarely one I would choose. But I must beware becoming the smart shopper who knows too much. Bahasa Indonesian has a phrase for it that translates roughly as “overthinking.”

The following post illustrates the point in poetry.


Posted by ron877

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