December 14, 2010 0 Comments Lessons, Stories

The Gun Store – If you don’t ask, it won’t happen

When we were out in Las Vegas this past year for Josh’s 21st birthday blowout, we saw some ads for shooting machine guns at The Gun Store.  Dad, Blair, and I all decided this is something we had to do so the one morning while almost everyone else slept, we drove down to the place.

When we got there, there was already a decent line forming.  We all go the Iraq/Afghanistan package where you get to shoot a few machine guns and the handgun that our troops use now.  After we had paid, we turn to get in line.  This is where the lesson comes into play.  Dad asked the one lady, “How much to get to the front of the line?”  I laughed because this is how dad was, but the lady had an answer.

“You can’t pay to get to the front of the line, but there is a VIP option for $50 a person where you go right over to your own private area and you get private instruction.  Before dad could even respond, I jumped in and said, “we will take it.”  The way I figured it, I was not out any money because dad had paid for my package.

By the time we came out of our private instruction almost an hour later, there were people still waiting in line that we would have been behind.  So for $150, we saved a shit load of time all because dad thought to ask.  I think I would have just got in line, but I think I will keep it in mind from now on.  If you got the money to get in front, take advantage of it.