Offended or Not?
Have you ever been offended? What about when a place of business gives you a Senior Discount? Were you offended because you didn’t ask for the discount and they assumed? Or were you delighted that you received a discount…despite how mature you may be.
Yall know I love my lattes. And that I visit a local coffee shop often. Often enough that they know my order when I go thru the drive thru…I usually don’t have to give my name…it’s community and they know me.
So, I am going thru the drive thru yesterday and I place my order, the voice on the other side of the box askes “Is this Ms Sandy?” I laugh and say, yes, and she laughs and says pull around…nothing unusual about that…I pull up to the window and pay for my coffee.
I usually don’t look at my receipt, since it’s the same thing every time. Well this time I was looking to see how many points I have till me next free latte (yes, I’m one of those people). And there I saw IT! A 10% Senior Drink Discount!!! I busted out laughing. When the young lady comes back to the window with my drink, I asked her about this Senior Discount. And she says, I just wanted to do something for you. I hope I didn’t offend you…to which I replied, laughing, nope not offended at all. I love a discount! And I thanked her for thinking of me…not that she thought I was old, but just the thought.
There are still good people in this world, they can be young or old. And they can bring a smile to your face or a good belly laugh in my case. I believe wisdom comes with maturing (age).
So, would you have been offended that someone thought you deserved a Senior discount? Or would you laugh it off and appreciate the compliment?