Yesterday I was shopping, since clearly it is one of my favorite pastimes. I found a red dress that I fell in love with at Steinmart. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. The only problem was that there was a slight tear on one side,but it was in the seam. I figured my tailor could repair that in a snap, but I was not going to pay full price when I knew I would have to repair the seam. So I asked the clerk for a discount. Asking for a discount is not hard. No one is going to think badly of you for asking for a discount. In fact when I asked for one yesterday, the store clerk did not even bat an eyelash….and I saved 15%.