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lol @ "DIME!"

hahahaha

GMROY knows how to tell a story
(10-19-2015 11:05 AM)GM Roy Wrote: [ -> ]Quick anecdotal story about Russians…


A few years ago, my wife and I decided to have a garage sale to clear out some of the junk in our attic. When we purchased this house back in 2000, the attic was filled with a bunch of old stuff from the previous owner and we requested that the real-estate people just leave it there and allow us to go through it all, ourselves. Most of the junk ended up being a shit-ton of old ladies' dresses (size 14) from like the 1970's.

So, we put up all the stuff for sale. I think we put a price of 25 CENTS per dress -thinking that maybe some little kids would want to play grown-up or maybe a high school drama class looking for props…or whatever. We had no great expectations on them. They were just filthy junk for fat old ladies as far as we were concerned.

Lo and behold, here comes a beat-to-shit Rambler pulling up and three old ladies and an old man get out and start perusing the stock dresses.

"How much?" one of the ladies asks in a very Russian accent.

"Twenty-five cents.", I answered.

"DIME!" the Russian lady responds.

I looked at my wife and we both started laughing.

"Okay. Sure…A dime is fine."

They looked like they had hit the lottery, man! I'm telling you!

I'm sure they made a big box and sent those dresses back to Russia -where I'm sure they went over as high fashion…LMFAO!

But seriously, I felt bad at the time because it made me realize how fucking bleak that place must still be -even after the collapse of one of their failed attempts at a political system -communism. The whole place just wreaks of failure and poverty and cold, empty desperation.

"DIME!"

LMFAO!!!!

Tongue

My dad did this very same thing at a street market in Mong Kok here, and he sure as fuck isn't Russian.

It was these cheap little fake jade bobbles that were selling four for $1 HKD.

$1HKD here is about an American quarter, maybe less.

My dad asked her if she would do it 6 for a dollar, because he got so into the haggling you can do here. He was just trying to make a deal and had no idea how cheap that was.

I apologized and gave the woman a $5 coin, winked and told her to take care of my dad.

Haggling is awesome, but Americans just don't do it. That's why you don't get it. The price is the price and you'll just put it on a payment plan of some sort anyway.

I mean hey, that's the American way right?

For sure that lady felt that she hit the lottery if she was FOB from Mother Russia, because you gave her a deal.

Roy, some homework. Go somewhere and buy something besides a house or a car or a huge money purchase and dicker down the price a wee bit, or maybe quite a bit, depending on how good you dicker.

Feels awesome man.
In America we don't haggle because our free market system gives us a choice to go elsewhere and get it for the same price or maybe lower. You don't want to pay my price? Bye.
Americans buy stuff they want. They don't need to haggle.
Haggling is OK but it just makes you feel like everyone is a liar and a cheater.
Haggling is for flea market trash.
Please enjoy this American in Russia saying that a woman is not allowed to sell mosquito nets on the train, because she is technically breaking the law.



(10-29-2015 01:47 AM)Billygoat Wrote: [ -> ]In America we don't haggle because our free market system gives us a choice to go elsewhere and get it for the same price or maybe lower. You don't want to pay my price? Bye.
Americans buy stuff they want. They don't need to haggle.
Haggling is OK but it just makes you feel like everyone is a liar and a cheater.
Haggling is for flea market trash.

don't agree but funny post
(10-29-2015 03:13 PM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-29-2015 01:47 AM)Billygoat Wrote: [ -> ]In America we don't haggle because our free market system gives us a choice to go elsewhere and get it for the same price or maybe lower. You don't want to pay my price? Bye.
Americans buy stuff they want. They don't need to haggle.
Haggling is OK but it just makes you feel like everyone is a liar and a cheater.
Haggling is for flea market trash.

don't agree but funny post
It's like the car dealers no hassle buying. Used to haggle. It worked somewhat but you're always getting taken. Now they don't haggle at all and at least you know you're fucked!
Trump!
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