Me: *walks up smiling*
You in a good mood? (*gives even bigger smile*) Gate agent: Whyyyyy, you getting ready to ruin it? (*gives big smile back*) Me: I certainly hope not...I just need to know if you're the person I should be asking for this big favor from... *tilts head playfully, as if inspecting the situation mindfully*
Gate agent: Oh jeez...let's see whatcha got... Me: So...I've been traveling for a week, I'm tired, I'm 6'3, and I'm in the C boarding group. Any good mood upgrades available? *another big smile*
Gate agent: Let me see what I can do...
*searches on the computer* I can upgrade you to A2, how's that?
Me: *looking ecstatic* That would be amazing! Thank you so much!
Gate agent: *looking dead serious* That'll be $40.
Me: *smile slowly fades, looking genuinely hurt* But...you would've given me that even if you were in a bad mood, wouldn't you? Any good mood upgrades available that don't cost $40? *smiles big again*
Gate agent: Well...I COULD put you in family boarding, and you wouldn't board first, but you'd be boarding directly after A group...would that be ok?