I couldn't believe I finally went into Starbucks and asked for 10% off my medium latte.
I haven't asked for discount in my life before today. Even I was overcharged, I rarely argued that.
"Can I get 10% off ? " I asked the staff with (disinclined) smile.
The staff looked surprised. So I asked it again.
"It's an assignment of my business course."
"Well... do you have a loyalty card or ...? "
"No. I just want to get 10% off."
Failed as imagined. But I felt good.
I usually don't take the first step out. I lived in fear of failure, rejection, being embarrassed in public...
When I looked back, I thought it wasn't a big deal. I saw a lot of people asking for discount or other ridiculous requests.
But the failure today means a lot to me, a least I tried, and I am prepared to fail again.