Marla's Gimme a Minute

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Hi. I’m Marla. Gimme a Minute.  Why is it, that there is a couple’s discount?  I have no answer.

I can sort of rationalize it in a restaurant, the waiter only has to walk to one table.  But what if the one half of the couple wants wine and the other just wants water…then the waiter not only has to make two trips with two different beverages, but the refill time is all messed up.

What about couples’ memberships in health clubs or non-profit organizations.  Again, Why?  Is there is a cost savings to the business for mailers, renewals, database space for the membership record?  What if the couple doesn’t live together.

Wait.  What?  They have to live together, that’s the law, right? Couples live together.  Um.  Sometimes.  What about long distance relationships?  Aren’t those people considered a couple?

So, for the sake of argument, let’s say the couple has to live under one roof to qualify for a couple’s discount.  What about room-mates?  Two guys, two girls, or even one of each.  Can they qualify?  Some roommates live together forever.

What about Felix and Oscar?  As odd as they were, they were still a couple.  Hollywood said so in 1968.  Even the TV show lasted 5 seasons.

My friend Alice clearly explained the basic rules to me.  Couples, in order to qualify for the couples benefit, need to be shacking up and doing the nasty.  That’s a direct quote.

In my humble opinion, you only have to be Facebook official.  And that includes “it’s complicated.”  I’m Marla. Thanks for listening, see ya.

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