Joey Deez Blog "Free Coffee"

February 24, 2017

 

Happy Friday Rock-A-Holics! We’ve made it through another long week of hard work which means it’s time to kick back and relax. My mind must have already been in that mode this morning because I got into a bit of an argument with my sister over free coffee; which can only happen if you say something stupid without thinking. I know not a smart move, if it’s free, then the answer is easy, take the coffee. But let me give you a bit of background information before you disagree with me.

 

My sister Sara walked into the studio today with a cheery smile on her face as she normally does but to my surprise she invited me to grab a cup of coffee after the show. Not an usual request but after working with my sister for a couple years now, she’s never once asked me to grab coffee. So I immediately assumed there was something wrong.I asked her, what’s going on? Big mistake on my part as this led to a giant argument.

 

Apparently she had plans at the station an hour after work, so she had some time to kill and wanted someone to hang out with. This rubbed me the wrong way as it felt like I was “just there to entertain her for a bit” while she waited for her friends. Not to mention I probably wasn’t the first choice. She offered to buy the coffee after my bitter reaction to her request, but at this point it was a lost cause. So we are at odds on whether or not it’s OK to invite someone out to fill your extra free time in-between plans and we need your opinion, what do you think?

 

Is it OK to ask someone to hang out in-between plans you have? Should you tell them up front about it? ​