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Wanna buy??? Hoan Kiem Lake

Wanna buy  . . .

My specialty store sells: hair bands, hair clips, hair ties, combs, mirrors, gloves, tissues, key rings, face masks, nail files, pens, ear pickers, lighters, notebooks, toothbrushes, scissors, combs, belts, razors, and wallets. This woman must walk plenty of miles from her home to town. Please be polite when talking to vendors as they are only trying to make money for their family, Hanoi, Vietnam
My specialty store sells: hair bands, hair clips, hair ties, combs, mirrors, gloves, tissues, key rings, face masks, nail files, pens, ear pickers, lighters, notebooks, toothbrushes, scissors, combs, belts, razors, and wallets. This woman must walk plenty of miles from her home to town. Please be polite when talking to vendors as they are only trying to make money for their family.

At some time during your walk someone is going stalk you and ask you to buy something . . . some post cards ? a book about Vietnam? a fan ? a map ? or even an opportunity to get your shoes shined.

If I am not in the market for any of the above, my strategy for this is to be nice, give them a genuine smile and say to them ‘not today’ (Kom-phai-hom-nai), some cheeky ones will answer, what about tomorrow?, just have fun!

Some empathy shared for these street vendors can go a long way, as I am sure you wouldn’t like to be relying on selling these items as your sole income.

Showing respect even when you are hot, tired, lost, confused and annoyed is a great strength – go for it !

Vietnamese street vendor - And . . . oh yeah and I have this wallet on sale, just for today.
And . . . oh yeah and I have this wallet on sale, just for today.

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