We published an article to the blog today that I believe most shop owners will find humorous. Here is the link:
Loved it! Laughed hard and loud. Thanks for the humor.
Nice job. I chuckled and I learned as well.
Having lived with my father the "negotiator" (his term was not as nice, something like ----them down) I have seen him offer a nickel for a quarter item at a garage sale and be delighted to win his request. He never noticed that his family had all disappeared out of pure embarrassment when he got his price! He thought of himself as the conquering hero or someone who had completed a climb of Mount Everest! He thought of it as practice for when he went out buying for his own collection and got a bargain. Later when he was selling his collection he was highly offended when someone tried to " negotiate" with him. Now that he has left this world we proudly speak of his wisdom at building his collection on nickels and dimes and an ability to look ahead and know what people would want at a premium price later . So the word I might have used as a youngster was "cheap " and later when my dementia set in I renamed his "negotiating" antiquing and wise . Now I see it as rude, annoying, expected, humorous and sometimes even savy on others part when I am dealing with a similar customer. Strange how things change!!