(im egyptain btw) when visiting egypt a year ago i was traveling between cities by car only to get hungry, we ended up going about an hour or so out of our way to a industrial city type thing. after geting to the city we found a string of small shops (bazzar) to buy shit from. at the time i was looking to buy a carpet and after finnaly finding a store to purcahse one i went in... my 2 cousins who are 16 and 17 decided for some fucking reason to leave me in there and sit outside to eat whatever the fuck they had to negociate for myself... the problem was this was a poor town and i had a american accent when i spoke arabic, if u dont know where this is going essentially our money is worth 18x more and they wanted my "american $rs"
just for context the rug i was looking at had a tag of EGP150 Pounds but the guy wanted 2000 for me (about $111 USD), after saying no he became more persistant calling a coworker to come out front. he then locked the doors and blocked me in a hallway grabing my side bag of me as his friend came behind me. this is when i pulled a 3inch pocket knife i keep on my waist out but beffore i could even open the blade all the way he had seen it in my hand backing of and so did his friend, the next 2 mins we slowely made our way to the door as they pleaded lower prices and argued of a miss understanding. after finnaly geting out of there store knowing i was american they offered to give me 3000 punds not to go to the "american embassy" as i jogged to my 2 useless cousins. as i walked to them they fucked of, telling them what happened they did not belive me untill i noticed the younger staff following us, so i made a plan after turning a corner we would pull the knife again on him and arrest him, and that what we did. he held him down untill police came and because i had goverment family both men got arested and store shut down. if u want to know the knife i had it was https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjCxrHuwdnlAhV-Hq0GHTmsACkYABABGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_1T3v8VTtKvLd44zX2fDrtPHqG-Bw&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiW5KruwdnlAhWhJDQIHRa0CUEQww8INw&adurl=