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Now, on to this story…
“May I recommend this one?”
I looked at the delicate bottle being shown by the salesgirl. It certainly looked pretty, but would it be good enough for me? I looked nonchalantly at the salesgirl.
“Butterfly, I presume. Do you think I can carry it off?”
She smiled at me.
“Of course, ma’am. You can carry anything off. However, this one will go well with your personality.”
I thought that was a neat trick to play – flattery.
“Can you say that with conviction? That this is perfect for me.”
I handed her the bottle.
“Pack it up, then.”
I looked back at my attendant, trembling under the weight of my shopping bags and shook my head.
Flattery was definitely my Achilles’ heel…
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