“Well, can you check to see if the clothes will be alright for your master?” Su Tang asked.
Pengmo took a look at the clothes and had to hold back a sigh. In the end, this was still just a small town so for them to be able to make something of this quality could already be called pretty good he supposed. When he looked carefully at the embroidery pattern that Su Tang had designed he saw that it was indeed somewhat noteworthy, however, unfortunately, while saying the embroidery was horrible was an exaggeration, it could only be honestly called slightly better than miserable.
It looked alright from a distance, but if you looked at it carefully that impression fell apart. Pengmo had already thought as much, but it seemed that you really couldn’t compare the quality of the craftsmen in Qinghe Town to the ones from the capital.
But the finished product Pengmo was holding, to be honest, it had exceeded his expectations, so he said. “Miss Tang, your craftsmanship is excellent, and I’ve never seen an embroidery pattern like this before.”
Su Tang smiled. “I’ve let Brother Pengmo see I joke. I’m not very good at embroidery so the pattern is the only selling point.”
She was very aware of her own limits. When it came to embroidery, her level of technical skill wasn’t very high. This time, she managed to use her skills in fashion to earn some money, but she really didn’t want to rely on the method again in the future.
In her eyes, it was a bit too much work although and her space ended up of no use at all. She was very clear that a golden finger she didn’t use was still a golden finger, and not using it was just a waste of resources. Now, with the silver from this job in her hands, she would have other, better, ways to make money in the future, and there would be no need for her to put in so much effort again.
Pengmo heard Su Tang’s words and laughed along, “The pattern really is very good!”
After that, he directly took out two small silver ingots and a few pieces of broken silver. “This is the twelve taels of silver for the two sets of clothes. There are two ingots worth five taels each and the coins are worth two taels. Miss Tang, please take a look.”
Mrs. Wang was very satisfied seeing that Pengmo was happily receiving the clothes and she was just about to say something to Pengmo about the money but, who would have expected him to be so sharp? He just directly took out the money on his own accord and then even explained the amount being paid. For a moment, Mrs. Wang’s face turned green.
When Pengmo saw how Mrs. Wang reacted, he could only pretend that he didn’t know anything. After all, there was nothing he could do. The young master of his family had specifically ordered him to tell Miss Tang how much she was being paid today. What could he do? He could only say it out, ah~.
For her part, Su Tang’s expression didn’t waver an iota as she calmly took the money. “Thank your young master for me. I hope that he will be satisfied with the clothes.”
Pengmo nodded along and then said, “Well, I’ll deliver your words Miss Tang.”
When Su Tang saw that Pengmo was about to take the clothes and leave, she hurriedly stopped him, while silently wondering why he had to be so impatient? “Wait a moment, Brother Pengmo. Please take back this fabric that’s left over from making the clothes.”
Su Tang took out two pieces of satin from the basket on Su Nuo’s back. When Mrs. Wang saw this, her eyes widened in disbelief, it turned out that even though this Miss Tang had properly made two sets of clothes, there was still nearly half of the satin left.
But the key point was that this Miss Tang actually wanted to give it back to the customer. If she had just kept it and gave it to Mrs. Wang, how much money would her shop have been able to make? She really couldn’t help but think that she was looking at a fool.
When Pengmo saw the satin in Su Tang’s hands, he froze for a moment, but then he noticed the expression on Mrs. Wang’s face and quickly recovered himself. He stepped forward and accepted the fabric. “Thank you, Miss Tang. I almost forgot about this matter. I’m really grateful that you gave this back to me, otherwise, I don’t know how I would have explained things to the young master when I got back.”
Su Tang smiled and nodded, “Since it’s like that, we won’t delay your time anymore Brother Pengmo.”
When Mrs. Wang heard what Pengmo said, she realized that there was no way someone would willfully toss away such valuable fabric. How could she dream of giving it to one of her own embroiderers? She knew she shouldn’t be so greedy, so she didn’t know why she would even think of such a thing. However, the look in her eyes while she looked at Su Tang was still very complicated.
She was such a small girl and her craftsmanship was very good, however, it was a pity that she seemed to be a little dim-witted.
One thought on “PFGS – Chapter 64 – Dim-witted”
Reputation and credibility is important to a businessman like her.
Whether as a human being or a businessman or both, I don’t know as who did she made the decision to return the satin.
I mean, I would do the same. Since it’s not mine, Why take it?