--> When I checked in at the airport recently, the ticket agent told me I was in seat 1C (a first class seat - complimentary upgrade). He asked me if that seat was OK. I asked if there was a window seat available, and he said "No". Then I asked if there was another seat that was not in the bulkhead row. And he said "No. 1C is the only seat available". I gave him an odd look and blurted out "Then why did you ask me if that seat was OK if it was the only seat anyway?" He tried to explain, "well - there was another seat before but there isn't now." I laughed and told him it was ok, I was just joking with him. Not sure he saw it that way. I guess I need to learn not to blurt like that (but anyone who knows me knows it's not likely I can stop).
--> I dislike haggling with the taxi drivers at Puerto Juarez, so I usually try to get across the street and flag one down rather than go with the ones in the line up. But yesterday I decided to see what price they'd quote me, so when they stopped me I asked. "what is the price to the airport"? (I knew the correct price, I wanted to see if they would be fair with me). The 'jefe' (boss) wouldn't answer, he just took me over to the first car in line. I know this routine, they want control of my luggage before giving me the quote. I asked again - this time the driver. He looked at me and said "$30". I said "No, it's $27...$30 with tip". Both the driver and the jefe said "Oh yes, $30 includes the tip" (which of course is optional and should not be part of their quote, but I know the game). They were probably thinking - 'if you knew the price, then why did you ask'?
--> At the Cancun airport, terminal 3, there is a Chinese food place I like. A couple of weeks ago I ordered a combo platter. The server asked me if I wanted two spring rolls. I said I only wanted one. He said "No. A combo plate has two spring rolls". I could tell by the tone of his voice that I was going to get two whether I wanted them or not. I took two. And ate them both.
--> Yesterday, at the same Chinese food place, I ordered fried rice and a spring roll. I thought I was ordering a la carte - no combo - and I'd get exactly what I wanted. The female server asked me if I wanted two spring rolls. I said "No, I just want one". And she said "No, an order of spring rolls is two". I could tell I wasn't going to win this one, so I said OK. But I was thinking - 'why did you ask when you knew you were going to give me two anyway?'.
Of course I ate them both.