I could read to a basic level so I sifted through them. I got into the habit of doing that and continued when I went home. The shop owner in Scotland invited me to leave, hehehe
Very different in this respect. The Japanese are not intrusive at all
This reminds me of a short Chinese fable;
A poor fella could not afford to buy fish so he would go to a fish store with a bowl of rice and eat the rice there, thus coming close to feeling as if he was having fish. The store owner was as greedy as the Scottish shop owner you describe, so he told the poor bugger to either get out or to pay for sniffing the fish. The poor fella agreed to do it the next day.
He comes to the store, smells the fish as he eats the rice and a after a few minutes the store owner comes up to him and demands a payment. The poor one picks a tin can with change from his pocket, and rattles it next to the store owner's ear.