So unfortunately I obtained this very annoying habit from my mom, where I just ask random people questions just to see what they will say or what their answer is.
Its actually quite funny because my version of it is asking at stores that I go into, just to see If I can get discounts, or even free things.
I say I got this annoying habit from my mom because back in the day when I was a kid, and we would go to Mcdonalds before it closed (yes it was a long time ago when McD's actually closed at 10). Anyway we would intentionally go late at night so my mom could ask this one question. (sigh :( I can't believe im going to admit this).
"Can I just have the leftover food that didn't sell?"
Now we're not poor by any means, It was just a simple question to see if they would do it... (also get extra food for the next day without paying)
It worked about 95% of the time. Usually with food like Fish Filet and Chicken sandwiches (lol you know the healthy stuff before the subway kick), and Some extra Frys and apple Pies
Now I dont know why, but this didn't emerge from the depths of my sub-consciousness until about 2 years ago.
Now everywhere I go, I just have to ask simple little questions just to see the reaction or what people say.
My greatest success was 2 years ago, at Subway.
I asked for a discount because it was Tuesday and I was having a bad day. So he gave me 2 12inch subs for the price of 2 cookies.
Needless to say I went back every week when that guy worked and brought Subs for a dollar plus I gave him a tip.
Hey when I was in retail/fast food, all people had to do is ask me for something like this, and I would just respect that they actually asked and let them have it. (If I could)
Now wherever I go, I just ask..."How about just giving me a discount?"
Or "Can I have this? I mean come on no one is really going to come buy it"
My attempts on bigger items don't seem work as succesfully as food. But If I learned one thing from my mom (lol no offense mom but you haven't taught me much)
Its "You never know until you ask"
Now I dont think this makes me ghetto, or cheap, I certainly have the money to pay for things, but to be able to save and just to see how giving (or convinced) the human race can be, I just do it.
Plus hell, Celebrities make millions of dollars, but get 90% (10% of what they pay are things like Cars, houses and boats) of the products they wear or use for free.
THEY HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY IT!!!!!!
Yet those same companies charge us (the people) 70 bucks for those jeans, or 20 dollars for that meal, or 1000 bucks for that watch.
I get the concept of celebrities generate business by them using their products.
I mean hell Prime example.. Jay Z wears that silly Beanie with the Brim hat (which I can't lie I was a slave to for 2 months.....its all I had for the cold I swear) Everyone wears those jay Z brim hats. Where didn't you see those hats is the real question.
Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritche wear Von Dutch trucker hats.
EVERYONE wears Von Dutch Trucker hats.
Paris has a little lapdog, every girl has to have a little lapdog.
So I understand the business side of things, but hell atleast make them pay something...Shipping and handling or something It makes no sense.
So my goal (Just thought about it today) is to try to get sponsored by any company to wear/eat their things and advertise! So I can get free stuff.
I'll just ask my random questions until I get something.
I already sort of completed this for my gym, I convinced the manager to give me free shirts, because I advertise for them by walking around every wear with "Gold's Gym" shirts and I got a free gym bag with "Gold's gym" on it because I asked (even though I had to give them 12 movies for their Cardio Cinema) but hell they wouldn't of done that for anyone else.
(Sorry this post wasn't suppose to be this long I swear lol It just kinda flows out)
Well I'm going to stop myself but everyone you get the point.
Ask and you shall receive!!! Or atleast you tried.
Its always better to ask for forgivness then ask for permission! (that had nothing to do with this post but I smell a new post brewin from that statement)
Tell me your stories on this if you guys try it. Or tell me if I'm crazy.