The other day a young woman came to our home holding a sheaf of ‘ fliers’ and a bagful of ‘gas savers’ and before I could shoo her off not wishing to have another saleswoman at my door, she thrust a pair of gas savers into my hand along with a gas lighter and a potato peeler and demanded a hundred rs. towards their cost. Though I was put off by her shrill voice I could not but admire her smart marketing strategy which I thought could not be matched by anyone holding a management degree. Soon I parted with the amount and even as she collected it, pretended to talk with someone on her mobile and disappeared in a jiffy. She managed to con my neighbor pocketing four times the amount (probably because she came to know she had a four burner gas stove) exhibiting her marvelous marketing skills !
Now we hear and read about such women who have upgraded their competence for conning gullible people into parting with their cash, jewellery and other valuables besides exploiting single elderly men (either by chance or choice) wishing to marry and lead a peaceful life .