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How to handle being accosted by shop staff when walking past store? [duplicate]

Occasionally I walk past this cell phone store and sometimes when the store is empty there's an employee (or the owner) standing outside accosting passers by. He'll make eye contact with people from ...
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How to ask a store clerk to leave you alone without being rude?

When I go shopping (I am not doing that often, only sometimes when I really need some new clothes), I'd like to take my time, look at all available stuff, and thinking about what I need and what not, ...
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How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread

Ok, so it may looks like I'm making too much of a big deal of this situation, but, as a typical French guy, I'm taking this issue rather seriously. The bakery I'm used to buying my bread from was ...
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Grocery store line etiquette [closed]

Consider the following situation at the grocery store, on a normal day (i.e., not including out-of-the-ordinary cases like Black Friday) in a medium to large town (i.e., where almost no one will know ...
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How to not feel weird when buying girl clothes as a teen boy [duplicate]

I'm a young high school student that really like dressing up as a girl in my house when my parents aren't here I usually use my mom’s clothes but I wanna get my own too. I really don't know how to go ...
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Should I speak in Japanese or English to the “foreign-looking” kombini employee? [closed]

I am not Japanese but I usually speak in Japanese with everyone, because it is the language I use all day long at work (I live in Japan). At the register of a convenience store in Tokyo downtown, I ...
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How to deflect awkward questions when shopping for women's clothing as a man?

This is going to be a bit of weird question, but I don't know how to deal with this anymore. I'm an Indian guy who's recently immigrated to Britain for college. I'm also very, how to put this, ...
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How to bargain with a store for an expired sale?

I want to purchase a certain product. Only one store in my area carries it, and my research has indicated that there are no others in the country. The store is currently selling the product for $1700 ...