“If we do not pay attention to the smoke oozing out from the rooftop, very soon it become an inferno that will burn down the house to ashes.” African Proverb
“Do not sell the sun to buy a candle,”- Jewish Proverb.
This Jewish proverb is powerful and the message is clear to the wise. It means; Do not, consciously, give up something precious in order to bask a minute’s delight. In other words, do not give up something valuable in order to acquire something that has no lasting value. A typical example of selling the sun to buy a candle can be seen in the Holy Bible, where Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a porridge.
“A man grows most tired while standing” Chinese Proverb
“When a child enjoys the privilege of a separated fight, he gets the wrong impression that every fight is enjoyable.”
“Throw the bone to the dog, do not stress yourself over the fight between the dog and the spirits.”
“Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.”
This is very interesting and important. I often meet with sellers who do not know how to relate with their customers. They have great items in their shops but have no marketing attitude. By the way I have been walked out of a shop because I asked for discount.
Asking for discounts can be annoying to some sellers especially when they’ve done their best to give a discounted prize- good price. But then, as the proverb says, the right attitude is important. As they say, the customer is always right, you only treat them fine and you’ll have them coming back.
Some customers are too wordy, they could trash your good with their tongue. Don’t be provoked by their words, remain calm and convince them to buy your good. All you’re interested in is the money and to have them come back next time, not their bad words or bad attitude.
Give them your best smile 😁
I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
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