Posted Wednesday October 2
‘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
Strange story, Keith, but amusing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping by!Delete
Someone drives a hard bargain although it's hard to tell who. Entertaining story.
At least they all lived happily ever after!Delete
Fun story, it seems everyone got something out of it.ReplyDelete
...except possibly the weeds! Thanks LoreDelete
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!! ;-)ReplyDelete
He may just have a bit of a problem on his hands!Delete
For some people just getting a deal is the name of the game. Not whether it's a good one. Nice one.ReplyDelete
I know that feeling only too well. Thanks SandraDelete
That was a great negotiation... weed-killers always tip the scales...ReplyDelete
I'd have gone for it! Cheers brudbergDelete
Ha ha - very good, Keith! Reminds me of the time my husband bid at an auction for a piece of land... fortunately, I approved!ReplyDelete
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Not sure you would have approved if he'd bought that place! Thanks SusanDelete
It was funny and amazing salesman ship I see here :)ReplyDelete
I taught him myself back when I was a trainer! Thanks DeeDeeDelete
A real bargainer but it doesn't seem like a good deal. hahaReplyDelete
Fun write ...
Have a nice weekend.
You too Isadora. Thank youDelete
Ah, the hard sell. I would never have imagined weed killer as the deciding factor, though. Fun!ReplyDelete
Having been in sales training for 30 years myself, I know how to swing it! Cheers AlistairDelete
Weed killer as the deal clincher. Now, that's something.ReplyDelete
The ultimate deal closer! Thanks neel peeDelete
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.ReplyDelete
i have a nice bridge to sell, too. he might be interested. :)ReplyDelete
$25,000 seems like a bargain to me.ReplyDelete
Quite the haggle!