Offended or Not?

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?


  • This is a lovely message about great customer service. There is not enough of this in this world today

    Joan Hoffman

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