Sometimes when I am at the ports, I see some of the natives and feel sorry for them, so I will purchase (I call them "dust collectors"
), but I feel in this way, I am helping some of the natives out.
Several years ago, I was on a beach and it was hotter than HOT. 8) I seen this man making (selling also) jewelry. He was working on a necklace that I thought was beautiful, but when I seen him working on it, I noticed it would be too long for me. I then ask him if I bought it, would he shorten it, and he did. So I know have that necklace with LOTS of compliments, and I then tell the "story" of the HOT beach, of where I bought it.