So, today is Saturday, which is the sabbath here, and a day of rest, so nothing Jewish was open. Instead of doing something Jewish/touristy we hung out at the hotel pool in the morning, the kids needed the break from touring anyway, and spent a few afternoon hours wandering the Arab Market. (Their day of rest is on Friday) This is what I discovered at the Arab Market.
1. I have NO CLUE how much anything on the face of this earth is actually suppposed to cost. I mean completely cluless.
2. I am a lame haggler. And they can tell.
3. I suck under pressure.
Therefore, the one item, I was fairly certain we got at a bargain price (because really, who knows?) we saw in a retail store window this evening for two shekels less than what we paid at the Arab market. Now, two shekels is worth about fifty cents, but leaving the Arab market I had the impression that I had done a great job on this one item. You see? Clueless. We paid retail and had to haggle for it!! They can smell the sucker in me a mile away.
I am so totally going back home to the mall, where at least I know I am getting ripped off, but can enjoy the luxurious air conditioned sanitary conditions of paying retail. Sheesh.
The husband only wants to spend spend spend, and IT IS KILLING ME!! He is making me shop on vacation. Poor me. Now he wants to buy me jewelry, and I am trying to tell him that I can't buy jewelry just for the sake of spending money, I can only buy jewelry if I happen to see something that appeals to me, sppeaks to me, calls my name. So he is making me jewelry shop three times a day. gah!