How Not to Buy a Persian Carpet


You may enjoy this hilarious but apt description of the purchase of a Persian Carpet by a fellow blogger…. Longhorns and Camels….. read on and smile……

Longhorns and Camels

I rarely answer the door when the bell rings unless I am expecting someone.  When I do answer, I usually have to say no to various salesmen, like the toothless Omani man who wanted to sharpen my knives, or that ever persistent Pakistani gardener who has been trying to steal the job of our current gardener for over a year now.  No open door, no unwanted interactions.  Easy.

On a balmy March afternoon, however, I broke my rule and opened the door to find Yemeni carpet salesmen on the other side. I stole a glance at the stacks of carpets in back of their van. I knew I wanted to buy a carpet before leaving Dubai, and I had heard these door-to-door salesmen offered great deals on carpets. I agreed to let them in, solely to learn more about the carpets and get a feel for what I might want, in…

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About DebbieT

I followed my husband to Dubai for a job. Then, I followed him to Bahrain for another job. Now we live in a bigassbus and travel all over the US, seeing all the things we missed before. I adore adventure and hate that wench on the WiiFit. Collecting experiences is my new hobby. I type and write just like I speak - fast with a lot of errors, and they don't trouble me at all. I have a very short attention span, am able to Google for something and not come up for air for hours, I am an encourager, a cheerleader, organizer and able to juggle multiple projects at once.

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