Khan el Khalili Souk

14 Jun

‘Come inside my shop madam. Everything is free in here.’

‘Yes I know. Free to look. Was this made in China or Egypt?’

‘Madam! What does it matter? It was made by a human. That is all.’

‘How much?’

‘For you, my first customer of the day, a special price. Seven hundred Egyptian pounds.,’

‘I’ll give you three hundred.’

‘Madam! Look at the quality. How will my children eat?’ Six hundred and it’s yours.’

‘Four hundred.’

‘Five hundred, final price.’

‘Four fifty.’

‘Impossible. My father made this. Look at the detail. My children will starve.’


‘Okay, Okay, it’s yours. Let me wrap it for you…That will be five hundred Egyptian pounds.’

‘We agreed four hundred and fifty.’

‘Madam! The wrapping service is fifty Egyptian pounds.’


One Response to “Khan el Khalili Souk”

  1. katya June 19, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    The wrapping is fifty egyptian pounds – that’s brilliant!

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