It seems like the more status we earn, the more perks we expect to receive as is rightfully deserving of that status. Take for example the Concierge Lounge (CL), a secluded refuge for the well-traveled elite filled with complementary food and drink (occasionally even alcoholic ones). I certainly appreciate the CL as a benefit perk and always try to be considerate to the other guests and to the staff that support them.
I was recently in once such CL. It was early afternoon and a nice selection of cookies, chips and nuts were available at the counter. The cookies were on a large tray and included several varieties, all freshly baked. The chips were in single portion bags on a large platter and the nuts were a salted mixture, full to the brim of a half-gallon bowl. Another guest entered the CL, strode to the counter with determined purpose and pulled a plastic grocery bag from his pocket. He then proceeded to empty the entire bowl of nuts into the bag and then left the CL with his *******.
How would you best describe this interpretation of 'complementary'?