Arnon Grunberg



Yesterday a salesman in New Delhi convinced me to buy a carpet.
I paid more than two thousand dollars for this carpet. The salesman said: “This carpet comes from Kashmir, a family worked on it for more than a year.” After I agreed to buy the first carpet he offered me another one for eleven thousand dollars. Because I was young and a friend of the Kashmiri people I could take it home for nine thousand dollars.
I said to him: “I have to think about it. Your carpet is big and my apartment is small.” Then I left his store.