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Old 04-20-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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I understand that. I was not "accusing" you of anything either.

I was just letting you know from a civilian/retailers perspective, spouse discount = military discount. That is all.

Quite frankly, retailers give a lot to the police department. Store discount is just about the only thing we give to the military families.

well, I did offer you a link to explain the "sense of entitlement" issue of military spouse, I agree with ya in that regard.
No I understand. I was just saying as well. But there are some retailers that only give discounts to the service member. For instance, one of the big massage membership retailers were giving away free massages to vets on Veterans Day and some locations didn't allow spouses to come in for a free massage. Well, let's just say some wives got a little angry.

 
Old 04-20-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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No I understand. I was just saying as well. But there are some retailers that only give discounts to the service member. For instance, one of the big massage membership retailers were giving away free massages to vets on Veterans Day and some locations didn't allow spouses to come in for a free massage. Well, let's just say some wives got a little angry.
Right. Those wives have sense of entitlement issues. Too bad, economy is tough for everybody, we all have our priorities.
I do understand the point you were making and I agree with you 100%.

My mall is pretty good because the mall is very pro military. So we give discount to military families.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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My mall is pretty good because the mall is very pro military. So we give discount to military families.
That's awesome of you guys I mean, don't get me wrong, discounts are great lol and I appreciate businesses that give them to military families. So thank you for supporting service members.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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That's awesome of you guys I mean, don't get me wrong, discounts are great lol and I appreciate businesses that give them to military families. So thank you for supporting service members.
You are welcome. Reading posts on this thread is eye opener for me. I will talk to the other retailers and tell them to start advertise military discounts. Put "we offer military discount" near cash registers. I now realized that many of you guys don't even know we offer discounts to the military and their families.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Oceania
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It's hardly unique to the military --- lot of wives think they get social status from their husbands' jobs.

Even in high school, you see the girls who date jocks believing they are better than others if their jock is one of the school's stars.
Why do you think so many want to associate themselves with celebrities? I guess they think they are as important as celebrity A or B if seen in public with them and want people to defer to them in much the same way.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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To go beyond the OP's examples we've got some wives around here who expect active duty soldiers refer to them by their husband's rank, stand at attention (or parade rest) for them, and even expect the soldier to do push-ups for them on command.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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You are welcome. Reading posts on this thread is eye opener for me. I will talk to the other retailers and tell them to start advertise military discounts. Put "we offer military discount" near cash registers. I now realized that many of you guys don't even know we offer discounts to the military and their families.
Oh yeah, many retailers I visit I don't even know they do military discounts. For instance, where I go for fitness classes and where I take my dog for daycare, they only advertise on their website they give such discounts. The only time I personally ask for them is when I know the store gives mil discounts.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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To go beyond the OP's examples we've got some wives around here who expect active duty soldiers refer to them by their husband's rank, stand at attention (or parade rest) for them, and even expect the soldier to do push-ups for them on command.
That's ridiculous.

To go along with that, I've seen a lot of wives who love to wear their husband's rank. I feel it's more on the officer side and they like to feel superior to those wives of enlisted service members. Again, it's like a sense of entitlement because their husband is higher in rank.
 
Old 04-20-2014, 01:48 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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To go beyond the OP's examples we've got some wives around here who expect active duty soldiers refer to them by their husband's rank, stand at attention (or parade rest) for them, and even expect the soldier to do push-ups for them on command.
Do you really? That sounds a bit far-fetched. The notion that any service member can just correct a junior service member by making them do push-ups is a myth. That sort of thing exists in boot camp only, and only in very specific situations. It the "work-a-day" military it simply does not happen, so to believe that some wives expect it to happen is ludicrous. As for them expecting certain courtesies due to their husband's rank, I agree that this does happen.
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