Blouse bargainingIn one shop I wanted to buy a blouse for Alo. The lady said it was twelve hundred cruzeiros, and she wouldn't lower the price. I said to Alo, "Since you like it, let us buy it," and I gave her the money. Then I went next door. When X gave the shopkeeper the twelve hundred cruzeiros, the lady returned four hundred.
Sri Chinmoy, Salutations, numbers 5-8, Agni Press, 1981