I recently came back from Afghanistan and wanted to find a local gym besides god awful Planet Fitness. A few of my friends go to Anytime Fitness and they tell me I should sign up because they only pay $30 with a student discount. I go in and ask about a military discount and the lady tells me that it'll cost me $35... I then ask her how a student pays less than military and she goes on to give me some *** about student loans. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Half the kids in college have mommy and daddy paying for their education and I don't know anyone who needs to pay for therapy [physical or mental] because school was too hard on them. I certainly didn't know anyone that showed up for class one day only to get shot and killed or blown to pieces.
Sure, $5 a month is next to nothing, but I was so offended by the principal and the total bullcrap coming out of this woman's mouth that I couldn't even stay in the building.
No, I don't think because I'm in the military I deserve a discount wherever I go and no, I don't necessarily think I'm better than students because I joined the military. I do however believe if you're going to offer such discounts you should have a *** good reason to make the war veteran that literally needs to stay fit for his "job" pay more than some 19 year old who is just trying to burn off all those underage drinking calories.
Monetary Loss: $5.