While I’m at a new outlet mall a couple years ago, I see a jacket I like.
According to the sign, the jacket is forty percent off. Directly under this sign, there’s another sign, which reads, “EXTRA 20% OFF.”
I think it’s Christmas in August!
I ask the sales associate on the floor, “So this is a total of sixty percent off, right?”
He answers, “Let me double-check. I don’t think that ‘EXTRA 20% OFF’ sign is supposed to be there. Let me check with my manager.”
Then I say, “Well, even if you do check with your manager, I could always make the case that since the sign is up, you need to honor the sign, right?”
Looking as if he’s been caught red-handed, he says, “I guess you could put up a fight. But let me check.”
After talking to his manager at the register, the sales associate tells me that the “EXTRA 20% OFF” sign shouldn’t be there and that the jacket is only forty percent off.
I tell the guy, “Thanks! I got it from here.”
I scurry over to the manager at the register and say, “Sir, do you see that sign from here that says, ‘EXTRA 20% OFF’? You’re going to give me the extra 20% off, right?”
The manager smiles and says, “Okay.”
As he rings up my jacket, I overhear the sales associate at the register next to him ask the customer next to me, “Are you in education?”
Then I say to the sales associate helping me, “Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait a minute! . . . You mean to tell me that you get an additional discount if you’re in education?”
He says, “Yeah.”
In a blink of an eye, I pull out my faculty ID.
The manager says, “If I give you the education discount, then I’ll have to start over and ring this up it all over again.”
With my eyes wide open like Bernie Mac’s, I say, “Okay!”
By the time I get all my discounts, I buy the jacket for $2.24!
Well, not quite—but I do get a great deal.
My point is this: you have not, because you ask not.
If you want to see God perform in your life, ask God!
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