Posted on Mar 5, 2017
1SG John Furr
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When you wear your "I SERVED" bold yellow letters on black hat and a "Spartan Helmet/Moron Labia/Sheepdog/Dysfunctional Veteran" T shirt and harass and harangue the poor girl working at an American Eagle counter because AE doesn't have an optional Veteran/military Discount policy. When you get loud and your rotund wife wearing a Garfield T shirt, greasy sweatpants and a pair of jelly sandals starts barking out loud and holding up the line of other shoppers to demand to see the Manager for that Veteran/Military discount.
That's an example I've personally seen of people being dishonorable about an OPTIONAL discount practice.
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1SG Walter Craig
1SG Walter Craig
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I never ask for or was it available around any military post I was ever stationed at. I would suggest that if you don't like the prices rather than ask for a discount don't shop there. I for one never had time for that or to build anything while I was Active duty. Now that I am retired I simply show my ID at stores I know provide it and I use it every time I shop in them. IT almost covers the tax.
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SPC Wesley Griffin
SPC Wesley Griffin
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1stSgt Jeff Blovat - I agree with every thing you say except that I am pretty certain that the sales tax is applied to the price without the discount and then the 10% off from Lowe's, etc, is taken off the regular price. At least that's the way it used to be done in Massachusetts.
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LTC Michael Garrison
LTC Michael Garrison
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I sometimes ask as many stores don't advertise the discount, if they say yes, I show my ID and that is that. Most people at cash registers do not make policy and should not be harassed.
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SPC(P) Brandon Jenkins
SPC(P) Brandon Jenkins
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GD right. I hate that.
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Edited 3 y ago
1SG John Furr I ask for Veteran Discount/Senior discount. If they provide it, fine, if not, I pay without a word of complaint. I have not witnessed anyone asking for the discount, and being rude or disrespectful when it was not offered.
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WO1 Dave Middleton - To this day, I have absolutely no use or respect for protestors of any kind.
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SPC Wesley Griffin
SPC Wesley Griffin
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Keep in mind that the folks who revolted against the British were "protestors". I protested against the Vietnam war before being drafted. I served in the infantry there. When I came home, I still protested. Life is complicated. I didn't often admit to serving until about 6 or 7 years ago, after really good work on my PTSD with the folks at the VA. Now I'm reconnected with some of my buddies from back then, and I proudly admit to being a veteran. I don't brag about it. Now and then I wear a hat with just a CIB on it. Most folks don't know what it is. This has gotten to long-winded.
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SSgt Lynndriette Rome
SSgt Lynndriette Rome
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Ditto
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1SG James Long
1SG James Long
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I agree with your comment 1SG Furr and I do the same
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CAPT Kevin B.
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It's overplayed when you think it's an entitlement.
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SPC Wesley Griffin
SPC Wesley Griffin
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SPC Les Darbison - That's the kind of humor I like. I don't discriminate. I good-naturedly insult everyone.
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SPC John Schembari
SPC John Schembari
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the only time i ask for discounts is when it is advertised, However there is a Home Depot close to me who Honors discounts and another one a few miles away dose not! I complained to management to be consistent with the policy because it makes me feel like i'm looking for a handout
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SMSgt Jose R Vidal
SMSgt Jose R Vidal
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Like most dependas believe
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WO1 Dave Middleton
WO1 Dave Middleton
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Hopefully it never happens again.
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