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If you’ve ever noticed a crowded sweets and snacks shop, you will see that the shopkeeper doesn’t give a large quantity of samosas to any one person.

I also saw something like this happen recently. My uncle had gone to get samosas for our entire family. When he went to Kalu’s (because of course a halwai ki dukaan couldn’t get a more cliched name) to get 20 pieces, he got only 10 home. After coming, he told my grandmother that the shopkeeper wasn’t giving too many pieces to a single person. He was giving a few pieces to many people.

This didn’t exactly make sense to me. Because why does it that multiple customers are served instead of a few, if the money he’s getting remains the same.

My mumma then explained this to me, that it’s not always about the monetary value. In business, you also need to keep your customers satisfied. If he let some of his customers go empty handed, they could possibly buy from another shop and continue to do so in the future. This way he’ll be practically giving his customers to the other shop.

This tells us three things:

  • Sometimes it’s not only about the money you’re getting. You also need to check how you’re getting it. The shopkeeper would’ve got the same amount even if he sold all the samosas to a single person but that way he wouldn’t be able to satisfy his customers.
  • You need some foresight to keep your head up in the game. You need to pay attention to the consequences of your actions so that you play your next move accordingly.
  • You won’t get too many samosas no matter how much you try.

Comment down below and tell me if you like the covering more than the masala just like me.


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