a man without a smiling face must not open a shop

a man without a smiling face must not open a shop

proverb A pleasant, friendly demeanor helps one to succeed in business. A: "That guy is so miserable, I bet he'll be out of business in a month." B: "Yeah, like they say, a man without a smiling face must not open a shop." I'm shocked that cranky Uncle Ed's business is doing so well. I always thought that a man without a smiling face must not open a shop. "A man without a smiling face must not open a shop" is so true—you really need to have a nice temperament and rapport with your community if you want to succeed.
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