I was taught in school that since we drive on the right side of the road, to walk on the right side of the hall, stairway, go into the right door- right, right, right, right. I am constantly run over by people walking on the wrong side, or slowed by a group four deep, taking up the entire walk way. UM, move! There are people trying to get around you and a group four deep should yield to faster singletons. And it doesn’t help that Walmart’s entrance doors are on the left! No wonder we’re screwed up.
Call me old fashioned, or just call me old now that I am in my thirties ;), but what happened to men letting women onto the elevator first, or opening doors, or even anyone holding the door open for the person behind them? I have to give Jeffro credit, although he doesn’t always open the car door for me anyone due to getting children out of car seats, he does always open the door for me, pull out my chair when we go out to eat, and lets me go first with whatever we are doing.
And what about phone etiquette? I can not tell you how many times I am on a conference call and there are people walking up and down the halls talking loudly. Or hanging out at the copier in front of my cube and using their outside voices. I’m not a quiet person, but I try to respect those working around me. I am occasionally guilty of speaking to my director across cubes, but I try to make sure no one is on a call or at their desk. Never at busy times of the day or when someone is on a call. Pay attention to your surroundings! Use your inside voice!
I think I’ll save my traffic rant for another day. Traffic is enough to send me over the wall. But, not as much as being hung up on for no reason. If I ever hang up on someone it is to prevent myself from saying something I’d regret, or because I was beaten down and cussed at. There’s no need for that. The only person who can get heated with me is Jeff, and that is because we always right it immediately and we know that we can’t always fly off the handle for no reason. We find that balance. And, any emotions are usually justified. We don’t lose it for no reason and we don’t scream at each other at work. Common courtesy, right?
Tomorrow- yes I’ll be back! Thoughtful Thursday
Family Friday- the family bed
My Daily Prayer- Thank you God for healing misunderstandings, removing resentments, and repairing relationships. Thank you for helping us to let go of our own resentments, forgiving others and seeing our own faults and correcting them. AMEN!