Once took a package bus from Delhi to Agra. On way we stopped at the official store to Taj Mahal. The shop will selling small marble Taj Mahals. After seeing me the shopkeeper told me he had better models for discerning tourists like me. And he brought a Taj. Some negotiations and that beauty was mine. Some Rs 2000 or so. He used some words that made me feel that it was not the official store, but some official -like.
On my return the conductor told me “no, tip? 10%.” As if he was mocking me. “You bought that Taj, you NRI.” I was happy that at least he realized that I was a NRI. Like those billionaires in the movies. Asked him how his he know. He said you guys from Mauritius are so easy to recognize.