In Israel many of the national parks have metal sculptures that I find fascinating. The one below at Avedat, a Nabatean city located on the ancient spice route, is of a peddler trying to sell his wares to a couple of buyers.
I was reminded of one of the wise sayings of Solomon.
“Bad, bad,” says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts. (Proverbs 20:14 ESV)
Bargaining is one of the most difficult things for many Americans who travel to the Bible lands to do. Americans are accustomed to prices being fixed. Some, however, really like a good bargain.