Fighting in the store34

Today I was bargaining in one store in Bukittinggi. The saleslady held up her hand twice, and I thought she wanted two times 500 or 1,000 rupiah. I said, “No, 200.”

I said to myself, “I will fight!”

Finally I said, “I will pay 500 rupiah,” and I gave the lady 500. Then she returned 200 to me.

At first I thought I may have given her 5,000 rupiah by mistake, but it was 500. So I was fighting for more than she was asking for!

LS 169. 1 January 1988