I never walk into a store anticipating I’d ask for a discount, but I have become much more aware that many people are amenable to giving you one in the right circumstances.
Priceonomics’s Alex Mayyasi takes a contentious stance in his post, “Why Does the Senior Citizen Discount Still Exist?” He says that the idea that senior citizens require financial help stems from high percentage of seniors who were living in poverty after the Great Depression. Federal programs like Social Security and Medicare dramatically decreased that percentage. Mayyasi now says that millennials are being screwed over by the recession and are in a vulnerable place, so maybe they should get a discount. If I made a list of things that probably would never come into existence, a discount for millennials would be on that list.
I feel like this is thing that occurs a lot, and that people get tricked into coming back to spend more money.