I really wanted to just keep walking, when I knew that the lady was 20 feet behind me. I hate having to hold the door for someone who walks so slow, but I hate when I feel I have to rush when others are holding the door for me because I will walk as slow as I flippin want to. Anyways, I pushed the handicap door button for her for both doors and bout time the elevator came, she was inside. I asked her how she like that door service. lol. She said she wondered if I did that on purpose and she loved it. she said it made her day. She smiled so big and felt so good. Hopefully the kindness will spread and she will do something for the next and that person for the next. Happy Hump Day!
Student loans are the biggest mistake a person could ever make. I wish I didn’t get one. I know why grown ups were saying that when i was first looking into college, but school counselors did not push hard enough to persuade me to not do it! Now I see why people save for their children’s college education. Now I see why people work for college tuition. I don’t see why education costs so much! I will definitely start now for the last 2 kids I have growing up. I do not want them going through this crap that I am facing. I can only imagine what my first 3 children are going through. I did not steer them away as best as I could. I can’t lie, the loans helped me tremendously, but now I am paying for it!
I got out of my truck, crossed the parking lot, almost to the middle walkway, and this SUV swings wide, shines the headlights in my face, then parks. I was so scared, thinking I was going to get ran over. Get this! She then, gets out her truck, looks at me, not saying a word like “sorry, didn’t mean to scare you”, walks very fast into the building, with me not far behind, gets into the elevator, and as soon as I get to it, it closes on me. I waited to see what floor it stopped on. It stopped on a floor of my company. OMG!!! A coworker, really?
I logged into my computer and told my manager how upset, scared and pissed I was feeling and went to get tea. I couldn’t let it go. I then went to that floor to look for her.
There are 4 sections to that floor and in section 3, there she was. She was so surprised to see me. Yes, trick, I work here too. I wish I could have taken a photo of her expression when she look up and seen me, as she was talking to the person behind her cube.
I looked to see what her name was and she don’t even have her name on her cube yet. Ha. She is not even relevant yet, lol. I walked down the floor to the other end, turned around, and came back. Passed her again and looked her in her right in the face. Once again, she looked stunned. Now I got her to look and feel like I did in the parking lot. Is that wrong? Maybe.
I hate how people think they are better than others but love when they realize we are equal. Not really. I have been here for 13 years boo and she don’t even have a name plate.
They look so stupid, especially her. I think I feel better now. I have vented to my boss, stunned her, and share with you. I think I need one more look at her though, and then I can let it go.
Thanks for listening
Just think, if you pin point the moment where the problem began, you will see that you both are at fault. There is never on side to a story.
Sometimes you have to let things go. If they don’t understand what you are saying, stop trying to make them. It only adds fuel to the fire.
Your way is not always the best way.
If someone is mad or upset, let them cool down on their own. They’ll come back or call. It may be in an hour, a day, or a week.
Don’t chase them around, make them talk to you when they don’t want to, or stand in their way so they cannot walk away from you. These things just escalate the whole issue at hand.
In the end, life is too short to be angry at friends and family.
If you can buy yourself a beer or a bottle of wine, you can give something to a family member of friend in the correctional system. Not all people in these facilities are bad, just made some wrong choices.
I have been giving my dear cousin $20 every time I get paid. He is incarcerated for a bad decision. Hanging with the wrong crowd. Being at No one is there for him. No one writes him. He has no way of buying daily necessities. He has been working as a janitor making a few cents per hour. Comes out to be about $8 every 2 weeks.
He is grateful to get the extra money. He has now been able to buy himself some food, supplies (Tylenol, band-aids), extra socks, winter hat and boots, and so much more. I feel good to be able to help out.
I also buy stamps so we can email each other everyday. The facility has a computer and allows them to write their letters on it. It is so much better and faster then traditional mail. We can even send 30 second video mail to each other. Every letter or video mail I send him, I attach a stamp for his return message so he does not have to use the stamps I bought for him. I want him to use those at his own leisure.
I know there are more people out there in the world that are able to give. Try it. It feels so good!