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Bargaining Power

“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price” Rudyard Kipling

One can come across these roadside sellers while travelling on the National Highways in India.

They are the poor people who buy the local produce and try to sell the products be flowers, fruits, other miscellaneous items and believe me the rates are much cheaper as compared to the items in the city.

The products are fresh too!

No added colours or chemicals!

Most of them can be seen near the Toll Plazas, where the vehicles stop to pay the toll.

Do you love to bargain?

I usually avoid bargaining.

I found the majority of the road travellers bargaining with these people, fully knowing that they are very poor and can’t afford proper meals twice a day.

Even in the cities and towns, we come across people who bargain with the street vendors or road side sellers.

I also noticed a similar tendency in developed countries too as far as ‘bargaining power’ goes.

This really shocked me.

I guess the ‘bargaining mentality’ is a chip embedded in our brain as we grow from our childhood to adulthood

“In the morning bargaining with the vendor for 10 rupees.

In the evening… giving 100 rupees as tips”

It’s not about the money. It’s about the mindset, we are just used to the thought that, bargaining is our right.

A right which we often fail to use in supermarkets or malls but think about the vendors, for whom even a single penny matters. We think they will make a profit no matter how much we bargain… maybe they do…

But is it necessary to bargain with those poor sellers?

A few pennies lost by us will not affect our lives much but a few pennies gained by them would definitely add some food to an empty stomach.

So think before you bargain, and if you do, do with a right person”  Navnita Singh

Take home message

Please stop bargaining with poor sellers.

I know bargaining has become a habit, difficult to eradicate…

Let us be kind to street vendors or roadside sellers.

The irony is people who can afford usually bargain!

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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Stick no bills!


“English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway” Unknown

What is the meaning of stick no bills?

Is this correct English?

Is it not a way of telling, stick something else instead.

Is it not sticking is- ‘thrusting‘ something rather than ‘pasting’?

Should it not be something like-Don’t stick any bills?

Sometimes I find it ODD because one can get the meaning either way.

Maybe it’s Indian English! I am not sure. Maybe something similar to ‘No smoking’

In India, it’s a common occurrence to deface walls during election season and many private walls owners, readily paint ‘Stick no bill’

Strangely bills are stuck very next to the ‘Stick no bills’ sign

Of course, discussion on the English language is always interesting.

Why do people use the sentence ‘just my two cents’ rather than just my one cent?

I don’t know how far the following quotes is correct regarding English language.

“English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common.”  Bill Bryson

According to Kammie

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Thankless job

“It is not the beauty of the building you should look at: it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” David Allen Coe

Do we ever thank the construction workers who build our houses, flats, factories or anything that makes us safe and comfortable?

Do we atleast appreciate it?

I doubt very much.

To be precise, who has got the time to thank some unknown people, when everybody is struggling with their daily chores?

But my friend remember this

“We are surrounded every day by people who do thankless but important work” Brian Kilmeade

Human psychology is that we always enjoy the benefits we get from the hard work of others but fail to appreciate, remember and thank them.

It’s not just your money that can buy you, these things. It is the hard work put forth by these individuals, call them labourers or whatever you may, in bringing the things to your table.

One simple example-Without a farmer’s hard work- you can’t have your tasty food. But how frequently do you remember him and thank him?

The list of people whom we are supposed to thank and be grateful for, is too long.

We think and feel proud that by just paying the money we get these things without bothering or realising how much hard work and sweat, put forth into producing those products.

And we even waste these products and throw them in the dust bin.

Only when you respect and appreciate the value of the hardships of others, you can bring value to the money you possess.

What are the thoughts of the people who do the real hard work?

“A lot of people tell you it’s a thankless job, but I never felt that way. It was an honour for me to serve” Frank Parise

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
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This post is part of Kammies Oddball Challenge-2-18-21


Kammie S “Mamma Squirrel” of  Nut House Central  runs this ODD BALL PHOTO challenge,where she encourages us to post any photo which we hesitate to delete.

Herpetophobia is fear or aversion to lizards and snakes.Seeing the creature can cause disgust,aversion,anxiety, panic attack or nausea.

To be frank, there is no need for all these.

Most lizard species are harmless to humans

House Lizards Are a lot misunderstood creatures.They are harmless,they help us by eating those dangerous pests which cause immense damage to humans health.

Certain Lizards in California are said to prevent Lyme disease ,since the reptiles act as a host to these bugs and proteins in the lizard blood is said to kill the Lyme causing bacteria in the Ticks.

“It’s better to be a House Lizard than a Chameleon” Divya

Thank you.


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