Shopping tips that you will never read anywhere else ,
1. Enter with “Salam Alaikum” that’s loud enough , or nod your head like the cow . Remember You are in Kuwait , if you do not greet , you will not be greeted.
2 Smile , probably the salesman is having a bad day because his wife ran away with the milkman back home .
3. Ask for help , don’t just pull things off the shelves .[ ask and ye shall receive]
4 . Grumpy salesman ? embarrass him by asking ‘ if you should come back at his happy time “. trust me this works
5 . Don’t expect ” thank you “, most of them are over worked and under paid , his wages probably doesn’t cover the ‘thank you’
6 . Don’t fart behind the stands , that’s disgusting .
7. Unless you are smoking ‘Bokooor” don’t ask if you can smoke inside the shop. You give away your stupidity so easy.
8. 99% of the time , all the colors of a product are in display , don’t be a fool by asking “shuno elwana”?
9 . Don’t EVER compare how good product/service in USA or Lenden , this is Kuwait , love it or leave it.
10. Don’t show off fake items at an authentic shop , that is considerd sacrilege.
11. If you are not a racist don’t talk to the salesman in his native language unless you speak the language fluently . Refrain from using the phrase ” Kaisa hai , baisaab?’ Kumastaka Kabayan , Zayyek ya basha?’ and Shottori , koobi?”
12 . Don’t go window shopping to the same shop twice in the same week . You will be called a “hafi’
13. There aren’t any products “Made in USA” anymore , Americans are too busy fighting in Iraq , “Made is China” is the word.
14 . Don’t throw money / credit card at the cash counter even if you have a billion Dinars in your account , if you do you will be remembered as a arrogant scum bag.
15. This one for Kuwaiti’s .. Don’t use the word “Adham” if you don’t know what it means , not every thing that’s is remotely connected to the color brown is “Adham” you see ! . if i am not wrong there is no such word as Adham in Arabic.
16.Be little decent , put things back where they belong , ex : if you tried a dress and don’t like it don’t leave it in the dressing room , bring it back to the salesman.
17 . The reason you are not getting your size is not because you are in “little people” shop.. but because you got obese.
18. Ladies , don’t fight your chewing gum , [you will never win] ,lean to close your mouth *Chitak** chitak* is not a pleasant sound while conversation unless you are cow.
19. Keep the receipt for at leat 6 months in a safe place , trust me , it always comes handy these days.
20. Finally despite of you well behaved , if you are offended , ask the name of the salesman , note down the office number and complaint to the head office , if you complain to the floor manager 80% of the time no action will be taken.
Happy shopping y’all