A recession question is generally asked by a customer to a business. It is asked to find out if there is a way of saving money with a desired purchase.
Woman (upon entering TGI FRIDAYS): Excuse me, yes, I have a recession question, umm...I saw a commercial on TV sayin' you had menu items starting from $6.99...is that like, ONE item or is it more than that...can I see a menu?
Employee: Welcome to McDonalds, can I take your order?
Woman: Is the fish sandwich still just a dollar this week or...whas' goin on with that?
Employee (answering phone): Thank you for calling Bally Total Fitness, this is Steve, How may I help you?
Caller: Hi, I was wonderin, I heard you can add on a family member for 19 dollars a month...n I mean, like, whatchu mean exactly by family?