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Sunday, 17 March 2019

There's no harm in asking....

Last year at the last minute, I decided I wanted to see the Norman Conquests Trilogy at the Ensemble, however, one of the plays was sold out on the day I wanted to go. I rang them and low and behold, there was one single seat left for me.

Fast forward a few months, I'd asked a friend to see Ronny Chieng with me. She took so long getting back to me that both shows sold out before I could get a ticket. In a disappointed sulk I clicked the browser shut. Then I thought I'd just ring and ask if I could stand up the back...and magically, I've found myself with a ticketed seat in the 5th row!

So this year, the new lesson is to just ask. Because all they can do is say no, and all it's cost me is a phone call or email.

Do you ignore the sold out signs?

This week I'm loving not giving up and not missing out! What are you loving?

Linking with #LovingLifeLinky

12 comments:

  1. ...it never hurts to ask!

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  2. Yep. I agree, it never hurts to ask!

    SSG xxx

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  3. That is fabulous that both times you got a ticket/seat! I must remember to do this if I find myself in the same predicament. #TeamLovinLife

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  4. That to me is karmic. I also love how you could have done the whole sulking thing but instead shrugged and tried anyway. It doesn't hurt to ask.

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  5. It has taken me a while but finally I'm learning that 'if you don't ask you don't get' and another learning 'what is the worst that can happen - they say no'. Thanks for the reminder and glad you had a great time at both shows. #LovinLifeLinky

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  6. Ah yes... I think there's a lesson there in wanting something enough. I'm the sort of person who waits for friends to get back to me, or tries to include others or holds off... but I do wonder if it's something I really want if I'd pursue it anyway! (Sorry, went off on deeper tangent there!)

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    1. I think it's just they take so long to get back that you forget about it (I do often)

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  7. What a great outcome - and yes - asking is free and if you do it politely then you've got nothing to lose (and in your case, everything to gain!)

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  8. My policy is always "don't ask, don't get" and I am braver as I age! Denyse x

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  9. We were always told - it never hurts to ask - such a simple concept with a simple result.

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  10. I've never thought of doing that before but will keep that in mind from now! Also, this is why sometimes I buy my own tickets/go on my own because other people take far too long to decide!

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  11. I have always been told 'if you don't ask, the answer is always 'no', so I take that to heart and give it that 'one more' try.

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