If there is ever a list of people who win when it comes to getting impossibly good buys in the market, African mothers come top on that list.
However, not everyone feels comfortable with this, especially, their children. Twitter user, @ObongRoviel, recently took to social media to recount how his mother’s haggling skills left him embarrassed at the market.
He wrote: “There was a time I followed my mum to market, the way she was pricing the items eh. I went to stand near another woman ”
See his post below:
There was a time I followed my mum to market, the way she was pricing the items eh
I went to stand near another woman 😭
— Trouble Maker 😒 (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) January 16, 2020
The tweet which has since gone viral, left many social media users amused, with many people sharing their own experiences with their mothers.
See reactions from others below:
I'll never forget the first day Mum taught me how to price stuffs.
"When they tell you the price, divide it into two and start bargaining from there"
When I bought my first soccer boots, I had to lie that it was 4k instead of the actual 7k. She still said I was duped 😂🤣
— D'AVAILABLE DENTIST (@DejiKowobari) January 17, 2020
My mum: Oga how much?
Meat seller: 5,000
My mum: 3,000 nkor
MS: I no fit sell for that price
My mum: Oya sell for me 2,500
MS: Oya bring money
😂I still don’t understand how this concept works. You can accept 3k but would accept 2,500. Idg it😂
— Skz stan account💕💕 (@vivsssss__) January 16, 2020
me that almost denied my mum at the bus stop while she was pricing fish nko….
Fish seller :Na your mama be this
It took me 5mins to answer her 😂 😂
— Juddy jewelz 💍 👑 (@judithkannu) January 16, 2020
My own mum priced meat from #3500 to #800!!!!!!
Like I couldn't even close my mouth!
The meat seller ended up selling it #700…
I chop meat tire that week.
— Kiddo – The Big Baby Ife (@IfeoluwaFaithf1) January 16, 2020
My mum will till negotiate even if she see price tags
— thelma nicholas (@thelmanicholas1) January 16, 2020
My mum prices so much I start pitying the seller. I’ll be telling her “don’t worry I’ll pay”. The kind eye she’ll use to look at me sef🤦🏾♀️
— Lil Mama🤰🏾 (@simplydehrah) January 16, 2020
I learnt well. I can price for Africa but when I come home to tell my mum how proud I made her by pricing something of 5k for 2h she'll still tell me I should have beat it down to a lower price 😵😵
— THE.PHAT.LAWYER (@anthony_fedora) January 16, 2020