When I feel like this, I go out of my way to do something nice for a stranger. It reminds me that I am in control of joy/happiness. I won't let others steal it from me.
For example when my children and I were robbed and threaten to beat to a pulp by two big dudes a few days before Christmas we decided not to let them steal or joy like they stole or money and feeling of safety. We went out and brought 2 toys. We gift wrapped them and handed to 2 random children in the shopping centre. Even to this day that memory brings joy to my heart.
There will always be rude so and so's. Just don't let them steal your happiness
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31-03-2015 21:20 #11
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31-03-2015 21:21 #12
LLH that brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea you did that. You are amazing.
01-04-2015 21:09 #13
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01-04-2015 23:27 #15
I hear you and completely and totally agree with you. It's so sad it doesn't take much to be kind and caring. Everything seems to be lost in the day and age.
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02-04-2015 06:50 #16
OP I completely agree with you.
Plus I also think that saying you had a bad day/week etc or going through a rough patch doesn't mean you should throw common courtesy out the window.
I can't stand people who push into lines... Or drivers who don't let people in. ... generally I feel people live in a me me me kind of world.
I'm often in a bad mood! ! Lol. Have plenty of things going on in my life that I could use as a 'excuse' to have bad manners. But I don't. Please and thank you. ... And remembering that I'm not the only person in the world is really important.
(This doesn't mean I'm not assertive ... But only when necessary! And I try to be polite about it! )
02-04-2015 07:41 #17
I think you should submit a complaint @Little Ted . If she made you cry, she must have been pretty awful She is representing a business poorly by being rude. It is unprofessional to carry over anger from a previous call to the next caller.
02-04-2015 10:28 #18
Ugh so sorry to hear you're having a bad week op.
I think people get a bit anxious near the Easter long weekend, everyone's so busy and by now they probably need a break from work/school. Still there is no excuse for taking it out on other people
I hope it improves for you
02-04-2015 12:08 #19
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