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.
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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.