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First Customer of the Day

Indians are incredibly superstitious about pretty much everything. One of their superstitions is that if the first customer of the day doesn’t buy something, the sales that day are jinxed.

One day at a shop in Delhi, I saw an awesome hoodie, which I really liked. The shop-owner said, “usually that is 2000rs, but since you’re the first customer today 1500rs.” Notice the key words “first customer” that means he has to sell something to me. So I bartered ruthlessly. That in and of itself was pretty impressive seeing as how I had taken 2 benedryl that morning, and was kind of in a weird fog.

“1100rs is my best price.” But I only had 1000rs, so I started leave the shop. “Wait, mam, ok, 1000rs.” Sold! Oh happy day.  Everything in Delhi is over-priced anyway compared to Varanasi, but that was a steal for sure.

To all my friends in India, remember it pays to be the first customer of the day.

Becky is wife to Duane, mama to "Monkey-girl" and baby "Lioness" aka "PipSqueek." She is the administrative powerhouse for YWAM Bend and keeps our team grounded and organized. Her hope is to inspire and encourage other mamas in their journey to raise healthy, thriving families.
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