I bought some shoes today and I totally got ripped off by 10,000…but it was my own fault.
I successfully asked how much the pair was in Korean and he replied with sam cheon…something or other.
I know my numbers, but it always takes me a sec to register sam=3 and sa=4. He saw my hesitation and realized I wasn’t all the way Korean. He brings out a calculator and types in 49,000—a little bit more than I was planning on spending, but they were comfortable, so I went ahead and bought them.
…but there was this niggling in the back of my mind. Sam=3…right? right? and of course it’s happening in real time, so I end up just going with the flow. Then he throws me off by smiling and saying “Discount. Discount.” taking 5,000 off the price he typed in. I still had a tickle at the back of my mind, but I ended up exiting with the pair of shoes.
….once I got out and thought it over I realized, he totally made about 10,000 extra off of me, even with the discount.
Wah, I guess it serves me right for having lazy ears….practice, practice.