Friday, August 26, 2011

Don't Be Afraid To Ask

Today I spent the morning at Mom's house (actually 50% my house since she has passed) repairing and painting a door.  It is Florida.  It is hot.  And there were lots of mosquitoes buzzy about my ankles.

I was so hot and cranky when I got done that I could not stand the thought of food, but decided that a milk shake would be perfect.  By the time that I got to the fast food drive through I was fantasizing about that cold, frosty shake that would soon be mine.

Object Of Fantasy

As I pulled up to the second window to get my shake, having paid at the first window, I was asked the dreaded question:  would I please pull forward and park, someone will bring the shake out to me in three minutes.

I decided to check the clock in my car to see how long it actually took for me to get my shake.  Ten minutes later and no shake anywhere in sight,  I went into the restaurant, receipt in hand.  They apologized for completely forgetting me (which they admitted) and the manager asked me if I wanted some fries.  To which I replied, "No, but I would like to get this shake for free".  He said yes and gave me my $3.10 back and a nice large, vanilla shake.

The moral of this story is that you have got to ask for what you want.  People aren't mind readers.  As I used to tell my employees, "If you don't ask you know you aren't to to get what you want, but if you do ask at least you have a chance".  Go for it.

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. The power of using our voices! Hope the shake was just delicious!