When you work in the bar industry there's always certain people you take care of. Certain bars hook up certain bars and it works the same with venues and resteraunts. Everyone scratches everyones backs and that's how you get hook ups at other places. I've addressed this before but you can read the other post just to get caught up.
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It's basically an unspoken type of thing. You offer up something and you hope that when you visit that person they'll offer something up to you. That's how it works. You don't barter for certain things that just makes you seem needy.
So when I see Stewie over in the corner talking to Laura about a show coming up I opened up my ear.
Stewie - "Yea, you should really come to the show. If you stop by I'll be working the door and I'll let ya in."
Laura - "Really? That'd be pretty cool of ya."
Stewie - "Yea, I know. Then when I'm hungry I'll come over and you just give me what I want for free."
At that point Laura's face kind of went south. Not only did Stewie offer to let her in for free he pretty much demanded something in return. You don't offer things up and then ask for something. That's like giving someone a pencil that you could get from anyone and then asking for $5 for the pencil. Why pay for something that is being given to you?
Stewie should have just offered it up as a nice guy and then waited to see if Laura hooked him up the next time he went there for food. If she does then cool. If she doesn't then she doesn't get the hook up again.
Stewie's kind of new though, he'll learn in time.