Being consistently friendly has its rewards.
(Subway. Colorado Springs. I think this was my 4th time here).
I never mentioned getting lots of free stuff (bread, coffee cake…) at a Panera Bread in Albany, New York. Or lots of free stuff at Starbucks in Crescent City, CA… It does happen.
This was the first time I ever got a 10% discount at Subway though… Even though they have been giving me free drinks. “Have a water cup, but put whatever you want in it.“
I also had a great experience at Midas in Colorado Springs getting my oil changed today. The guys were just really friendly. Changed my oil and didn’t try to sell me anything either. The manager talked to me about how the guys at the shop are all proud of the scenery here in Colorado (he loves it, too), but he grew up in northern California and said, “They haven’t seen a tree until they’ve seen a giant Sequoia!” He was so proud. :)