Dear Mean Girl...
GRATEFUL GIRL’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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To the gal who yelled at my husband this morning:
Hi. I’m sure you were tired and maybe a little crabby earlier when you screamed over the loud speaker at my husband of (going on) 23 years and the father of my son and puppy to “GET OUT OF YOUR TRUCK, SIR!” I know that typically folks need to stand beside their vehicles as they are fueling them. It’s a rule. I’m not upset with you for reminding him of it when he returned briefly to the truck as its gas tank drank.
But it was about 2 degrees with the wind chill and he clearly posed no flight risk. Still, I stand by your decision to do your job and tell him about the stipulation.
What I think is pretty crappy is the way you went about it. No please or thank you...no, I’m sorry to have to ask. No super polite customer courtesy.
I think maybe you need to read my column tomorrow. It’s all about how the humans seem to have lost their sense of respecting one another and speaking kindly to each other. #GoldenRule Be careful dear, you never know when a cold winter wind might just blow that spit right back in your face, Capisce?
And so, in the nicest way I possibly can muster, I am going to offer you some advice. Next time, show some professionalism. Next time, display some empathy. And next time, don’t be rude to someone related to a writer. #commoncourtesy #bekind #treatotherswell
Have a nice day!
Jn 10:27 R. Alleluia, alleluia. My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;I know them, and they follow me. Gospel Mk 6:30-34 The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them. When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
2/3/2018 04:24:52 pm
This one gave me a kick in the pants chuckle. Spit in the wind. I Capisce! Also, love it the Kyle excelling at swim competition. I’m enjoying 2-3 hours a day teaching swimming. Keep up the good work, Patty🌝!
2/5/2018 03:42:35 pm
Thanks so much, Rev! Miss you!
2/3/2018 06:16:02 pm
Love this....I had the same thing happen to me but I think it was a day it was -2 and she actually turned off the pump until I got out of my car!
2/5/2018 03:46:49 pm
She actually did the same! :-(
2/5/2018 12:37:00 pm
A friend sends me your writings and I just love reading all of them as what you have to say is always so true. I think we come from the same era (ha ha) and of course our generation has folks who mostly grew up with respect. If you were from an Italian family and you heard the word capisce, that was all it took your parents to say. You understood, or else.......I'm great full I was raised in that manner and also raised my children the same. Please continue your writings as they are so enjoyable to read and so real. Your great!!!
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