Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Friday Fictioneers

Posted Wednesday October 2




‘Twenty-five thousand? You’re kidding!  Look at the state of it’

‘It’s a thriving business, sir. It’s a steal’

‘A steal? Thriving? Twenty...five...thousand? That's crazy!’

Nothing a couple of pots of paint can’t sort out sir’

‘ but...but... but...’

‘ Tell you what sir. Suppose I throw in a couple of paint brushes?’

‘A couple of what...what? I’ll need more of an incentive than that! Twenty-five thousand. For goodness sake!’

‘You drive a hard bargain, sir. How about we give you some weed killer too?’

‘Really? Are you sure? In that case, give me your hand young man. Where do I sign?'




Friday Fictioneers. Thank you Rochelle for hosting and Jean L Hays for the photograph



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25 comments:

  1. Strange story, Keith, but amusing.

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  2. Dear Keith,

    Someone drives a hard bargain although it's hard to tell who. Entertaining story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. At least they all lived happily ever after!

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  3. Fun story, it seems everyone got something out of it.

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    1. ...except possibly the weeds! Thanks Lore

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  4. Too funny, sometimes in the emotional moment of a transaction and our eagerness to close a deal we lose all common sense! This made me laugh! I can tell you his wife isn't going to be happy about this purchase!! ;-)

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    1. He may just have a bit of a problem on his hands!

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  5. For some people just getting a deal is the name of the game. Not whether it's a good one. Nice one.

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    1. I know that feeling only too well. Thanks Sandra

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  6. That was a great negotiation... weed-killers always tip the scales...

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    1. I'd have gone for it! Cheers brudberg

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  7. Ha ha - very good, Keith! Reminds me of the time my husband bid at an auction for a piece of land... fortunately, I approved!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Not sure you would have approved if he'd bought that place! Thanks Susan

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  8. It was funny and amazing salesman ship I see here :)

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    1. I taught him myself back when I was a trainer! Thanks DeeDee

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  9. A real bargainer but it doesn't seem like a good deal. haha
    Fun write ...
    Have a nice weekend.
    Isadora ��

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  10. Ah, the hard sell. I would never have imagined weed killer as the deciding factor, though. Fun!

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    1. Having been in sales training for 30 years myself, I know how to swing it! Cheers Alistair

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  11. Weed killer as the deal clincher. Now, that's something.

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    1. The ultimate deal closer! Thanks neel pee

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  12. The art of negotiation! You portray how some people just want anything thrown into the deal so that they feel they've got a bargain very well.

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  13. i have a nice bridge to sell, too. he might be interested. :)

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  14. $25,000 seems like a bargain to me.
    Quite the haggle!

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