I usually start my mornings with yoga and it helps to keep me looking forward to positive outlooks. It has been so long since I’ve encountered anything with negative people that I forgot. I usually have a brain that keeps me in my own little world. Well, I encountered two strangers so far this year who seemed very rude in professional business. You would think professionals would have more respect, but this is just a wake up call. Luckily, I am a strong person that I overlook their funky attitudes. So the other day as I was paying my internet bill, I didn’t have my bill on hand. I asked to pay by just giving my name (as usual.)
There was a new cashier at the drive-thru window. Instead of her kindly smiling and saying, ‘Sure we can look you up that way.” the cashier had a grumpy and stern look on her cold pale face. (Hence the eye roll she gave me and the exaggerated sigh.) “We would like for you to have your bill with you.” she snapped. I smiled (as usual) and explained to her that I usually pay by just giving my name and address. Although she spoke over me and didn’t tell me, “Thank you have a nice day.” I did what I came to do, paid my bill and I drove off with a smile.
As I was driving on the highway, I realized how rude she seemed and how would I never use customer service with that behavior. She was new so I decided to not take it out on her lol She probably was having a rough day. We never know what these rude type of people are going through already. This is why we should always remember that when we come across people like that. It is important to be nice to people and that is something I learned as a child. Sadly, not many people see things that way and this is why so much goes on the world today. Perhaps I am just a hippie. lol
Another encounter happened this morning where I came across someone’s negative mood. haha! There was a nice house I saw for rent and I know that my mom was interested in searching for another place with a bigger yard. Well she told me to call this house she saw and I called for her. An elderly man answered the phone with an attitude. I repeated what he said and he shouted into the phone. “THAT’S NOT WHAT I SAID!” he shouted, making me feel like a child in a mean teacher’s classroom.😂 I raised an eyebrow. I asked him a question and he told me he couldn’t understand what I said because I talked too fast and that’s he’s old. lol He was rude so I hung up on him. (which was rude as well lol)
I asked the good lord to forgive me for hanging up on the old man lol. I wasn’t about to let the negative actions of other people control my actions for the day. This happens so much in this world, especially early in the mornings.
Sometimes the way other people come across to you can effect your day (if you aren’t strong enough.) My feelings were about 1% hurt, but I managed to suck it up right after and continued on with my day. A voice spoke to me saying, never get upset at other people for their actions. Sometimes these people are grumpy because they are going through hard times; after all, they were strangers.
True. The cashier probably was having a stressful life at home (perhaps a cheating husband etc) or the old man probably was a grumpy for dealing with the pains of aging. (He did mention that he was hard of hearing lol)
As I went in Wal-Mart to get a bag of sugar for the pie my mom planned to bake, a sweet woman walked by with a smile and spoke to me. I’m usually friendly with people I don’t know so this time someone actually spoke to me out of kindness. I was wondering if I knew her personally, but I didn’t.
She was just being a friendly stranger who told me hello with a bright smile. I returned the smile and the acknowledgment to her as well. A simple act of kindness exchanged with a stranger had lightened up my mood, making me remember that not everyone is rude. (There are still some good people here. )