@Christy does she take it personally when she's refused the discount? "You're not that pretty, no discount." Not that she isn't pretty, I just think that's pretty bold!
@EmilyAnomaly ack, fare not fair.
@bgprincipessa @Allison @LookUponMyWorks I have seen this happen too, mainly during rush hour, when the fair is $2.25 and the person has $2 and instead of waiting for him/her to dig for a quarter, the bus driver just prints the transfer. I think it is a time/chaos thing. When there's still a handful of people behind this person waiting to get on the bus, it's not worth holding everything up for a quarter.
I once got a discount at Clarks without asking for a good guy (person) discount. I was at the major mall in my area looking for work shoes. The salesperson greeted me and asked what I was looking for and we chatted briefly. I said I would take the shoes, and as he was ringing them up he said, "We have a 20% coupon that went out in the mail. Did you get it?" I said I hadn't and he gave me the discount anyway! Not sure if he was in a good mood or I was just polite and quick with my decision making, but that was an unexpected but appreciated thing to have happen.
Today: $175 to renew my membership to a museum I love, and then I will probably pick up a few groceries $25. Saturday & Sunday are completely up in the air. Ideally, I will be taking old batteries/prescriptions/busted electronics to the hazardous waste/recycling center if I can get a ride from a friend. If that happens I will offer to buy lunch/drinks, $25. Sunday I watch Brazil vs Chile, $0. Estimate: $200-225
I have to decide if I should visit my dad for Easter. He's turning 60 and my extended family is pushing me to come to surprise him with a visit (I live in a different state). He hasn't returned my phone calls in months so I am not even sure if I'm welcome.
@OllyOlly I am also a planner and this stresses me out too! I take the senior citizen approach and go to restaurants early. I will never try to get into a hip place on a Friday or Saturday; instead I will go at 4:30 on a Wednesday night.
@crenb Glad you were able to relax a bit! I loved watching 3rd Rock back in the day
I forgot about somethings that I had to do this weekend, so my estimate of $20 was way off. $35 something at CVS for allergy medicine and Reese's cereal. $84 for yoga classes $0 on breakfast Sunday morning (my friend paid) then MUFC vs LFC, free and fun to watch. $6 at a bar where I watched El Classico $30 something at Target for a hula hoop and a few household things. Total: about $155
this has been another week from hell at work, so tonight I am going to go home, put on sweatpants, and cook some Thai food for dinner and have ZzzQuil for dessert, $0 (sweatpants and ingredients already purchased). Saturday I might check out a flower show, which is free. I'm really in the mood to do some spring cleaning so I need to look up where in my city I can donate outdated electronics, dead batteries, old Rx drugs, etc. Should be free? The only money I hope to spend is $20 for allergy medicine.