You get to meet all sorts of people at shows and markets. You never
know how Dumb or Pushy or Rude people can be.
One of the winners for me was a lady who offered me less than the
metal price for a piece of jewellery.
And could not understand why I did not sell it to her.
I repeated 3 times “The price you want is less than the silver
cost.” She would not stop. Trying to bargain and driving customers
away. So I asked her to leave.
“Is your carer here?” AKA You are an outpatient from a psych ward.
She went away.
Now I do get genuine out patients look at my stall. I am always
polite and kind as.
Had one the other day tell me over and over "My daddy had a ring."
Let her try them on etc. Knew she would not buy. Her carer thanked
Not a problem I work with the abused/damaged. They respond to
Also if they do want to buy, I often take a loss. They do not
understand money, but hey they have a good memory in a sad life.
Have one come by my stall on a regular basis wearing a ring I sold
her. Cost price.
“Richard you make my ring.” Smiles and laughter. Her carer is a
friend of mine.
I wish the rest of the world should treat the these people with
However if you are a real nasty piece of arrogant trash then it is
“$^ off.” Literally. Thankfully they are few and far between.