Closer to the end of mine and my friend's meal, our waitress came by to collect our empty dishes and see if we wanted refills. McCalisters, having the best sweat tea known to man, we both asked for simple refills of our tea. When she came back to our table, I thought I'd play a joke on her. In a serious manner, I asked if I could have a free refill of my bowl of soup. She laughed. I then proceeded to continue the joke, asking her if I could have a free refill of my chocolate chip cookie. She laughs again, a little harder this time.
But then a heavenly note rang from the skies above and cast down a miraculous blessing. That's a bit overboard, but I think you catch my drift. Anyways, after she finished laughing, the waitress said, "I think I can help you out with that one. What kind of cookies would you guys like?" We were astonished! It worked! Just because I asked, we were able to get something free. Now, I wasn't trying to be stingy or cheap. Remember earlier in the story I actually ordered a cookie with my meal, so this would be my second. Why not take a free cookie whenever possible? I know you would.
The moral of the story is not to joke around with people a lot and think you can get your way. Rather, I challenge you to just ask questions. The simplest question can lead to something great. My list goes on. Recently, I had dinner with a local business owner, not because he invited me, but because I asked him. What do you know! This past December, my flight to Singapore was paid for by my school, not because they were sponsoring the trip, but because I simply asked for $1,500 and was granted it. This is no joke!
So, can I ask you something? Well, I'm going to anyways. What is one thing that has happened to you, where you never thought it could happen, but it did just because you asked?