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The Souks in Morocco are great, you can haggle there. When you can start haggling in the local clothes shop then I will warmly embrace their overenthusiasm, until then they can f**k off!
I see your point, certainly in comparing with not being able to haggle here but it would be great if the shop and stall owners owners in countries like Morocco and Tunisia would cool their jets (for the want of a better phrase) and leave people to browse in peace till they find something they actually want and then haggle away.  

Meanwhile, TJ is probably breaking out in a cold sweat reading this thread now. LOL
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Always found it was part of the game, in Morocco at least. I always enjoyed it and rarely bought anything!
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Always found it was part of the game, in Morocco at least. I always enjoyed it and rarely bought anything!
Fair enough but I'm sure you realise it's not going to be for everyone, a lot of people will find it quite intimidating especially the 1st time. 

I know when I first went to Tunisia in 2002, we (family) were staying in Hammamet and visited the medina on our 1st day. Such an experience that was with everyone roaring at us from all directions to have a look at what they were selling.  It was a real case of 'wtf is going on here! Shocked We had a guided tour of the medina which was quite interesting when you got to the quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Of course, at the end of the tour, the guide then took us on another tour of...his father's shop and those of his other relatives so we made our excuses, gave him a tip and left but it was quite an eye-opener after being used to wandering up and down promenades lined with British and Irish bars and shops in the Costas. LOL
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Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Always found it was part of the game, in Morocco at least. I always enjoyed it and rarely bought anything!
Fair enough but I'm sure you realise it's not going to be for everyone, a lot of people will find it quite intimidating especially the 1st time. 

I know when I first went to Tunisia in 2002, we (family) were staying in Hammamet and visited the medina on our 1st day. Such an experience that was with everyone roaring at us from all directions to have a look at what they were selling.  It was a real case of 'wtf is going on here! Shocked We had a guided tour of the medina which was quite interesting when you got to the quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Of course, at the end of the tour, the guide then took us on another tour of...his father's shop and those of his other relatives so we made our excuses, gave him a tip and left but it was quite an eye-opener after being used to wandering up and down promenades lined with British and Irish bars and shops in the Costas. LOL
I would find walking up and down the Costas,on streets full of buckled Tans and Paddies making absolute ****s of themselves in their attempts to colonise Andalusia to be far more intimidating.
If you haven't done even the most basic of research about the culture you are visiting then you possibly deserve any intimidation.
As I say, tell them they are upsetting you and you just want to see what he has for sale. They are often far more agreeable than you think. It is a game and they feel that hawking their wares is a part of the show for tourists.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Always found it was part of the game, in Morocco at least. I always enjoyed it and rarely bought anything!
Fair enough but I'm sure you realise it's not going to be for everyone, a lot of people will find it quite intimidating especially the 1st time. 

I know when I first went to Tunisia in 2002, we (family) were staying in Hammamet and visited the medina on our 1st day. Such an experience that was with everyone roaring at us from all directions to have a look at what they were selling.  It was a real case of 'wtf is going on here! Shocked We had a guided tour of the medina which was quite interesting when you got to the quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Of course, at the end of the tour, the guide then took us on another tour of...his father's shop and those of his other relatives so we made our excuses, gave him a tip and left but it was quite an eye-opener after being used to wandering up and down promenades lined with British and Irish bars and shops in the Costas. LOL
I would find walking up and down the Costas,on streets full of buckled Tans and Paddies making absolute ****s of themselves in their attempts to colonise Andalusia to be far more intimidating.
If you haven't done even the most basic of research about the culture you are visiting then you possibly deserve any intimidation.
As I say, tell them they are upsetting you and you just want to see what he has for sale. They are often far more agreeable than you think. It is a game and they feel that hawking their wares is a part of the show for tourists.
Tbf, we had done virtually no research before going to Tunisia so probably did deserve that eye-opener but then again it was a last-minute booking for a week away in February. LOLEmbarrassed

But, when we got used to it, it was a bit of craic haggling with them. Thumbs Up

Funnily enough though re your point about Brits and Paddies turning Spanish fishing villages into Blackpool with hot weather, my mum and sister (sorry, no pics) are off to Benidorm in a month's time. Now, I'm not usually one to turn down a holiday abroad but on this occasion, I found the idea of sitting at home watching the world cup in peace was far more appealing than trying to watch it in the company of a load of lager louts in some bar surrounded by hideous sky-scrapers so told them to go on ahead without me. LOL
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Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Would you not just say I'll give you a shout if I need help?

They usually f**k off then,probably glad to be back behind the counter .


Dunno.  Being the shy unassuming lad that I am too brittle to stand up to the onslaught of pressure.  And the shops here (wont name the 2 shops that come to mind) the fella working is usually the owner so he definitely wouldn't be glad to be back behind the counter. The enthusiasm from him and desperation to sell you stuff is overpowering. 

Spending thousands on clothes out of pity for the owner and debilitating shyness .Online shopping your only option. 


Dunno. That ''add to cart'' button puts the fear of God into me

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Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Would you not just say I'll give you a shout if I need help?

They usually f**k off then,probably glad to be back behind the counter .


Dunno.  Being the shy unassuming lad that I am too brittle to stand up to the onslaught of pressure.  And the shops here (wont name the 2 shops that come to mind) the fella working is usually the owner so he definitely wouldn't be glad to be back behind the counter. The enthusiasm from him and desperation to sell you stuff is overpowering. 

Spending thousands on clothes out of pity for the owner and debilitating shyness .Online shopping your only option. 


Dunno. That ''add to cart'' button puts the fear of God into me

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Well, if that's what internet shopping does to TJ, he deffo wouldn't last a minute in one of those Moroccan souks. LOL
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Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Always found it was part of the game, in Morocco at least. I always enjoyed it and rarely bought anything!
Fair enough but I'm sure you realise it's not going to be for everyone, a lot of people will find it quite intimidating especially the 1st time. 

I know when I first went to Tunisia in 2002, we (family) were staying in Hammamet and visited the medina on our 1st day. Such an experience that was with everyone roaring at us from all directions to have a look at what they were selling.  It was a real case of 'wtf is going on here! Shocked We had a guided tour of the medina which was quite interesting when you got to the quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Of course, at the end of the tour, the guide then took us on another tour of...his father's shop and those of his other relatives so we made our excuses, gave him a tip and left but it was quite an eye-opener after being used to wandering up and down promenades lined with British and Irish bars and shops in the Costas. LOL
I would find walking up and down the Costas,on streets full of buckled Tans and Paddies making absolute ****s of themselves in their attempts to colonise Andalusia to be far more intimidating.
If you haven't done even the most basic of research about the culture you are visiting then you possibly deserve any intimidation.
As I say, tell them they are upsetting you and you just want to see what he has for sale. They are often far more agreeable than you think. It is a game and they feel that hawking their wares is a part of the show for tourists.
Tbf, we had done virtually no research before going to Tunisia so probably did deserve that eye-opener but then again it was a last-minute booking for a week away in February. LOLEmbarrassed

But, when we got used to it, it was a bit of craic haggling with them. Thumbs Up

Funnily enough though re your point about Brits and Paddies turning Spanish fishing villages into Blackpool with hot weather, my mum and sister (sorry, no pics) are off to Benidorm in a month's time. Now, I'm not usually one to turn down a holiday abroad but on this occasion, I found the idea of sitting at home watching the world cup in peace was far more appealing than trying to watch it in the company of a load of lager louts in some bar surrounded by hideous sky-scrapers so told them to go on ahead without me. LOL
I wasn't deliberately knocking it, I have thought about going myself as I'm sure it would be good craic, if culturally vacuous. It was meant to point out that all cultures can be intimidating and a little bit of empathy, in all surroundings, will get you a lot further.
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Couple of shops in the Ilac like that but they tend to be places where the gear is cheap enough.
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Inconsiderate f**ks who change the toaster setting!!

There is a rolling toaster (best way to describe it) in the canteen at work. Now obviously different types of bread have different toasting levels.

But it should be common courtesy and cope on not to change the toaster speed and level while someone else has bread in there.

There is this one knob who rolls up throws in his bread and then changes proceeds to change the speed as it is going through, meaning if had had bread in there before him at the setting which toasts majority of bread variations adequately this arsehole just ruins it, meaning you have to put through your bread again and then this leads to yourself being the level changing arsehole or with burnt toast.

All I can say is the lad is lucky I finished American Psycho because I felt like gutting the f**ker right there in the canteen this morning
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Our old boss in work used to turn the toasted up to 6 (max level), you'd come down afterwards and not realise it had been put up so high and you'd only notice when you smelt the burning. His reasoning for doing it was that it toasts the bread quicker. It doesn't it just make the toaster stay on for longer you spa
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This referendum is getting very petty ... The No Vote AdBoard truck chasing the Yes Vote AdBoard truck around.  Stopping when he stops ... following in the same direction etc
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Originally posted by Butch Butch wrote:

This referendum is getting very petty ... The No Vote AdBoard truck chasing the Yes Vote AdBoard truck around.  Stopping when he stops ... following in the same direction etc
I'm very surprised by that.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Butch Butch wrote:

This referendum is getting very petty ... The No Vote AdBoard truck chasing the Yes Vote AdBoard truck around.  Stopping when he stops ... following in the same direction etc
I'm very surprised by that.

I never thought if it but they are employed by the same company  so the lads prob just told to go a route and they are pulling in and out of places and having a chat . Prob couldn't give a sh*t what is on the adverts . 50 or 60 foot soldiers rolled into town there in a convoy of about 20 cars for the NO campaign.  Most seem to be of older age (+ 50)
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Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Would you not just say I'll give you a shout if I need help?

They usually f**k off then,probably glad to be back behind the counter .


Dunno.  Being the shy unassuming lad that I am too brittle to stand up to the onslaught of pressure.  And the shops here (wont name the 2 shops that come to mind) the fella working is usually the owner so he definitely wouldn't be glad to be back behind the counter. The enthusiasm from him and desperation to sell you stuff is overpowering. 

Spending thousands on clothes out of pity for the owner and debilitating shyness .Online shopping your only option. 


Dunno. That ''add to cart'' button puts the fear of God into me

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Well, if that's what internet shopping does to TJ, he deffo wouldn't last a minute in one of those Moroccan souks. LOL
Was on Morocco a couple of weeks ago , now was wandering around the souks the wife just picked up a scarf yer man said , buy it now and it's yours for what was 50 cent hey didn't but decided to head back the next day, now same drill , now the wife said how much for the same scarf he said 30 euro LOLLOLLOL
You have to laugh .


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Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Would you not just say I'll give you a shout if I need help?

They usually f**k off then,probably glad to be back behind the counter .


Dunno.  Being the shy unassuming lad that I am too brittle to stand up to the onslaught of pressure.  And the shops here (wont name the 2 shops that come to mind) the fella working is usually the owner so he definitely wouldn't be glad to be back behind the counter. The enthusiasm from him and desperation to sell you stuff is overpowering. 

Spending thousands on clothes out of pity for the owner and debilitating shyness .Online shopping your only option. 


Dunno. That ''add to cart'' button puts the fear of God into me

LOL
Well, if that's what internet shopping does to TJ, he deffo wouldn't last a minute in one of those Moroccan souks. LOL
Was on Morocco a couple of weeks ago , now was wandering around the souks the wife just picked up a scarf yer man said , buy it now and it's yours for what was 50 cent hey didn't but decided to head back the next day, now same drill , now the wife said how much for the same scarf he said 30 euro LOLLOLLOL
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We were discussing the Royal Wedding at work today and i gave my two cents on how I believe monarchy is a load of tripe and one of the girls told me "to move on from the past". She automatically assumed that I was anti-British because i dislike monarchy. Really annoyed me. 

Couldn't care if it was the Dutch, Spanish or British monarchies, they are all tripe to me. 
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Originally posted by limerick lad limerick lad wrote:

We were discussing the Royal Wedding at work today and i gave my two cents on how I believe monarchy is a load of tripe and one of the girls told me "to move on from the past". She automatically assumed that I was anti-British because i dislike monarchy. Really annoyed me. 

Couldn't care if it was the Dutch, Spanish or British monarchies, they are all tripe to me. 
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