The Discount

Lei, the Chinese piet, learns that in The Netherlands it is not common to ask for discounts in shops.
This comes as a surprise to all piets except Joost.
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About Pierluigi Frisco

Pierluigi Frisco holds a MSc from the University of Milan (Italy) and a PhD from Leiden University (The Netherlands). After a brief career in British academia Pierluigi, together with his wife and two children, moved back to The Netherlands and started to work in industry. His fields of expertise are computer modeling, optimization and data analytics.
When not working or playing with his children, he is probably woodworking.

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About the Series: Coloured piets
The stories in this series have been written thinking to Dutch children of at least 5 years and to people who recently moved to The Netherlands from outside Europe.

The aim of this series is to stimulate thinking and discussions on traditions, habits, stereotypes, … present in cultures and their interpretation in cultures different than the one in which they originated.

We strongly recommend reading the fictional interview in the Afterwords of 'Piets with greasepaint': it describes the author's point of view on the Dutch tradition of St. Nicolas’ black helpers, in the following referred as ‘piets’, how the idea of this series originated and what its aim is. Titles in the series are:

Piets with greasepaint

Oh, yes

The discount

Hello school

The Syrian piet

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