Bargaining Position

Photo by: Yinglan Z.

Shinzo was beginning to question his girlfriend. She seemed overly concerned with material things, and he suspected she loved his inheritence more than him. All this came to a head at the shoe shop.

Hiroko looked lovely in the red shoes, and she insisted she must have them. Unfortunately, the cost of the designer shoes made Shinzo choke.

“I don’t have my inheritence yet, you know,” he whispered.

“Not to worry,” grinned Hiroko. “I’m an expert negotiator.”

She slipped into the back with the salesman.

Quiet as a mouse, Shinzo followed them to observe.

Twenty minutes later, she returned, freshly perfumed and adjusting her hair. “I got a great price!” she exclaimed. “I told you I’m great negotiator.”

Scowling, Shinzo just nodded. “I expect your bargaining position sealed it.”

“It did!”

“Do you suppose diplomats assume the bargaining position of ‘bent over a table’ as well?”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/fffaw-challenge-176th/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to Bargaining Position

  1. James Pyles says:

    If she was planning on cashing in with Shinzo’s upcoming inheritance, forget it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    It sounds like she blown it, I don’t see how she can talk her way out of this

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Whoa! I think he needs to rethink his position with this woman! Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Varad says:

    Looks like she ‘blew’ her chances of getting her mitts on Shinzo’s inheritance away 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ha ha ha, there goes her chance of getting a bite of that inheritance.

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Well, you have to make what you’ve got work for you I suppose. If she’s happy to do that for some shoes…!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. sailajaP14 says:

    Anything for a pair of shoes! The heights of desperation. A great take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. abhiray59 says:

    Without saying you said so much. All for a pair of shoes!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    Great take on this one. Enjoyed the read.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. List of X says:

    Actually, if more diplomats were open to taking that position, the world probably could have avoided a few wars. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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