This is a rare r/AmItheA–hole where I don’t really agree with the commenters, but it’s definitely outside my area of expertise. Redditor u/zeus_thunderc–k is a retail worker who lives in an area with a lot of military personnel and I do not, so the issue of who does or does not deserve a discount has never come up for me. Here is their perspective.
The store the OP works at offers ten percent off to service members. Technically, they’re not supposed to give any discount to spouses, but some of the OP’s co-workers ignore this rule and do it anyway when they feel like it after someone says they’re a “dependent of a service member,” or a “dependa.”
“I don’t because I’m a bit worried if I don’t follow the rules I’ll get in trouble,” the OP says. “My manager is write-up happy.”
This became an issue when a woman asked for the military discount and the OP asked to see her IS or proof of service:
She told me she was entitled to the discount as the…
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