But I stil find the metaphor useful. I'm not a practitioner or dedicated fan of NLP but I routinely find the metaphor a useful explanatory tool.
52.654 says this pretending "left-brainer".
A haggler! You're an Aussie, you surely have haggled in Thailand? I'm always surrounded by Aussie tourists when I visit Thailand. End up in the same tour groups. Although I've stopped using tour groups altogether.