Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:26
My sister has haggled successfully in M&S.
When I was leaving the U.A.E. after working there for a year, I dashed down to the souk in a taxi just before leaving for the airport to get a white scarf for a friend. I asked the taxi to wait, dashed over to the first stall, picked up a scarf and said 'how much. '10 dirhams' 'ok' I said, 'that's fine'. '8 dirhams' he said 'yes that's fine ' I said. '6 dirhams' he said. 'YES, YES' I said. I think I got it for 5 in the end
I have been a mural painter who has worked all over the world, but a friend who was a very senior business consultant told me that basically I am a barrow boy. I bristled somewhat and she said, 'Don't be insulted, it's something they wish they could teach at Harvard Business School'.