SELLERS IN GHANA: Why Do They Tend To Frustrate You?

sellers in Ghana

So I just returned from a trip to Ghana, and I must say it was an interesting one.  The trip was not to go and have fun, but instead to bury my mother.  But of course after the burial, we took some time to drive around town to see how far our country has developed or should I say undeveloped!

The ordinary Ghanaian struggles on a daily basis to make ends meet, and you do not dare to ask for a price of an item from a trader at the market or by the road side, and not buy. Those who sell by the roadside will run and follow your vehicle even after you have told them you wouldn’t buy the product.

They don’t understand that it is allowed to ask for a price of an item, and not buy it.  And those who sell on the market will stand in front of you for minutes pleading that you buy something from them. Geez, must I buy something or anything just because I asked for the price?.

As much as I feel bad for them for having to make ends meet by either walking or standing all day in the hot sun, I think their behavior can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and stressful. 

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