Power NegotiatorDecember 26, 2007
By W.R. Jones
Grandma, “Do you negotiate?” Shopkeeper, “Que (what)?” Grandma, “Do you take less money?” Shopkeeper, (in Spanish with a big smile), “Bring your purse a little closer you big dummy.”
I didn’t stay to hear the end of the business deal but I could just visualize that poor shopkeeper standing in front of his empty store in only his underwear holding the empty halter of his last milk cow in one hand and the few meager pesos Grandma left him in the other.
OK – I have to update this post since Lisa says she doesn’t get it.
When in Mexico most try to bargain, grandma was aware of the concept but not the process. How much do you think an experienced salesperson is going to lower the price when you ask “do you take less money?”