On Military Discounts

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Go shopping with John Marshall and you’ll quickly learn how companies view the war in Iraq — and the military in general. Last week, while checking in a few stores at the point of purchase, I was surprised to learn that few stores actually have military discounts. For the uninitated, military discounts are like student discounts. You ask, show your ID, and get a couple of bucks off of the movie (the Evanston theaters DO discount). Small token of gratitude for putting your fuckin’ life on the line, right?

Well you know who, out of all these companies (Best Buy, Nordstorm’s, etc.) doesn’t have military discounts? The City of Chicago guys. We were at that bullshit Flat Sammy’s tourist depot across from Water Tower Place — a restuarant to which I shall never return — and the lady, and I am not kidding, giggled at the idea. We almost walked out. We should’ve walked out. It was either that or Walgreen’s. She said that they’re managed by the City of Chicago and to take it up with the City. Well I’m taking it up with the City via the Schadenfreude.net Reader. What’s up, Daley? Shulter? Even Ed Burke or EVEN Natarus?

I haven’t researched to see if it’s a Flat Sammy’s thing or a City thing, but I’m going to assume it’s a City thing until someone tells me otherwise, mostly because I don’t feel like researching it and will again remind you that I’ll never, ever . . . ever . . . go back to Flat Sammy’s.

Flat Sammy’s won’t care but it is nice to have a few places on one’s list every now and then.

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Go shopping with John Marshall and you’ll quickly learn how companies view the war in Iraq — and the military in general. Last week, while checking in a few stores at the point of purchase, I was surprised to learn that few stores actually have military discounts. For the uninitated, military discounts are like student discounts. You ask, show your ID, and get a couple of bucks off of the movie (the Evanston theaters DO discount). Small token of gratitude for putting your fuckin’ life on the line, right?

Well you know who, out of all these companies (Best Buy, Nordstorm’s, etc.) doesn’t have military discounts? The City of Chicago guys. We were at that bullshit Flat Sammy’s tourist depot across from Water Tower Place — a restuarant to which I shall never return — and the lady, and I am not kidding, giggled at the idea. We almost walked out. We should’ve walked out. It was either that or Walgreen’s. She said that they’re managed by the City of Chicago and to take it up with the City. Well I’m taking it up with the City via the Schadenfreude.net Reader. What’s up, Daley? Shulter? Even Ed Burke or EVEN Natarus?

I haven’t researched to see if it’s a Flat Sammy’s thing or a City thing, but I’m going to assume it’s a City thing until someone tells me otherwise, mostly because I don’t feel like researching it and will again remind you that I’ll never, ever . . . ever . . . go back to Flat Sammy’s.

Flat Sammy’s won’t care but it is nice to have a few places on one’s list every now and then.

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