|To ask or not to ask....that is the question!|
Recently, a group of friends (if you think this is you...it probably is) was sitting around a table discussing whether we call our banks, credit cards, cell phone carrier, etc. when we are charged an extra fee and request the fee be refunded. I was clearly in the minority! I guess I also choose friends who ask questions in addition to a spouse who does the asking!
There are countries where you are expected to bargain when you buy something. I never like bargaining. So much pressure....am I going too high and cheating myself or too low and insulting the seller? I never know! Too much pressure for me! Just tell me how much it is and I'll decide if I want it or not. Maybe I would get better at bargaining if I lived in one of these places and had to practice every day.
Recently, I found myself in a position to ask for something and I felt a little uncomfortable. I decided to put on my big girl pants and go ahead and ask. This takes a lot for me people ....don't judge. Anyway, I received much more than I asked for! What was I so afraid of? If I hadn't asked, I would not have received. A lesson I will continue to relearn my entire life.