Aug 20, 2009

“We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength." The Dalai Lama I don't think I have any real enemies, but I have people who don't like me, I'm sure. As I always tried to teach the Sneed children, whether or not someone likes you is not really your concern. Be nice to people and if they don't reciprocate, don't lose a bunch of sleep over it. The world is full of other people. I do wish that I had the power to tell our more nasty customers to "get out and stay out" of the store. I don't think that their money entitles them to be rude. But I don't own the store so I just refuse to wait on the known a-holes. Wednesday, our regular customer, the crazy Marine for Life, got right up in my face and demanded to know what he had to do to get some keys made? I was busy with someone else and told him that he had to wait his turn because I was busy. He went to get the manager, who pacified the old nut. In his honor I thought this clip from A Few Good Men was in order. Nicholson is always spell-binding. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

Your advice to the Sneed children is perfect. I am sure Marine for Life thinks his keys are the only keys in the world.

The Bug said...

When I worked in HR I had to bite my tongue more than once - & was still not very successful in reigning in my impatience with rude or stupid people. My face is an open book - & you can read exactly how I feel about you on it. Sigh. Makes it hard to do customer service!

Coffee Messiah said...

I sympathize.

On the side of our fridge at the store was: Be Nice Or Leave

Needless to say, it didn't work ; (

Snail mail on its way next week.

Sorry, been 2 busy ; (

Megan said...

That is excellent advice.

Semper Fi!

Barbara said...

There are those vets out there who think they are entitled for life because of their service to their country. This guy clearly needs to learn how to stand in line along with everyone else.

I just read Hooterville was rated the #1 place to live in the USA. I guess they missed this nutcase in their survey...

Steve said...

I'm always surprised at people who think they're somehow entitled to be jerks.

Kurt said...

People push right in front of me in line all the time. It bugs me for a second, but then I just remember that someday I'll be dead, and the feeling passes.

Annie Ha said...

"Virtue never tested is no virtue at all."

Bella Rum said...

Love that Nicholson.