July 20, 2008
Farmer's Market in Hillcrest. Hundreds of potential askings -- end of the day discount on zucchini? Eight peaches for the price of seven? But I'm an old hand at haggling, so I decided to take the day off. Purchases: aged gouda, a basket of tomatoes, some white nectarines and yellow peaches. And one bouquet of colorful cosmoses.
After paying for the bouquet, as I was walking away, I noticed that two of the flowers's stems had snapped. So I went back and asked them to exchange the bouquet. They agreed, and it was no big deal. But it was an asking, nevertheless.
Gained: One bouquet of flowers, intact.