have something ever happened to you that you are glad you didnt react negatively
August 22, 2012 10:10pm CST
To give you an example that happened to me not too long ago. I was out shopping and I couldnt find what I needed and I wanted to ask an employee. Looked around for 15 mins and no one was there finally, someone was restocking some shelves so I walked up to him and stated to say,"excuse me sir". There was no answer or even a sigh that he acknowledged me. So again I say "excuse me sir", nothing. A third time this time just a little bit louder but not angry. nothing so I guess he saw me in his peripheral vision he turned around. I asked him what I needed but i noticed he was looking at my lips not at me and then looking to an example of the item I needed then he spoke and it wasnt super coherent speech and it was a very soft low voice barely above a whisper. It hit me like a ton of bricks, he was deaf thats why he was looking at my lips while i spoke and then looking at my hands while i spoke. my heart softened quickly and I didnt care if i had to explain what I needed 30 times I would have done so. I'm so glad I didnt react the way i know a lot of people who thought an employee was willfully ignoring them.
31 Aug 12
It's good you didn't react negatively. It'd be very bad if you were angry without knowing anything. Yes, I'm always glad I do not react negatively towards other people. I usually watch and think first before react. Being cnsidered is the least thing I can do for the others.
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15 Nov 12
Yes I know many people would have thought after saying excuse me more than a few times without any reaction from the employee they would have started to yell or act out. I'm glad I was raised to have patience. In this case it was definitely the right decision. But i am glad there are like minded people like myself.