Peter was a natural born sucker. Over the years, his gullibility had cost him quite a bit. He had dated girlfriends with male friends that liked to visit after hours while he was away, had never masturbated until his twenties when he found out that the hairy palms and blindness weren't true, he had even sent his money in aid to a certain Ethiopian prince. All of this had been much to his detriment, but today his naivete was going to pay off for once.
"You sir!" The shopkeeper called out from the counter while Peter was browsing, "Something about you, I like. I make a special deal deal for you. Genie lamp, fifty dollar."
Peter's cocked an eybrow, "Genie lamp? You mean an old fashioned oil lamp?"
"No, no...this real genie lamp. Grant wishes, it does." The swarthy shopkeeper replied.
"Oh really? Then why don't you use it, grant your own wishes?"
The shopkeeper thought for a moment, "Um...I am but a simple shopkeeper. I have all I want."
"Well, okay...could I at least see the genie come out before I buy it?"
Peter frowned. This was almost definitely a scam. But still...his own genie...
"You said seventy dollars?" Peter asked.
The shopkeeper didn't miss a beat, "Yes. Yes I did."
Peter bought the lamp and took it back to his small apartment. Filled with excitement, he began rubbing it just as the shopkeeper had instructed. For a moment, nothing happened. Had he been scammed?
(Ah, just wondering, but in a forum, how does one handle other character's actions? In chat, I usually let the other person control themselves and vice versa, but it seems that might slow things down in a forum roleplay.)