It Can Never Hurt to Ask

“My life would be so much easier if he would just push that deadline back one day….”

“My bill is due the day before payday, just my luck…”

“That perfect dress has a tiny tear but is still marked full price… I guess I’ll just pay, then get it mended and deal.”

The world around us is full of rules which often seem utterly unflexible, especially when we’re dealing with businesses, authority figures and “faceless” entities.

But if asking for a little wiggle room on your deadline — or an extra service for free, or a discount on something a little lacking, or a bit of a grace period — will really improve your life or enhance your peace of mind, just ask.


Um, if we had that meeting on Tuesday instead of Monday, I could get in 2-3 hours of sleep and my presentation would be a lot better…

The worst thing that can happen is that you’ll be told no.  This isn’t Oliver Twist, after all.


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