Confession time again. Last week I felt compelled to confess my imperfection and today I am feeling the need to confess again. Nothing earth shattering…just something very out of character for me. I stopped by the post office to pick up a package I had to sign for. Normally there’s a line out the door and you wait. Yesterday, I walked in and there was only one other customer. I waited less than 5 minutes, which was awesome. As the guy who waited on me went to the back to get my package, a client of mine who works at the post office walked up to her computer to log out. We chatted briefly as she was logging out, and in the meantime another customer came in. After about 30 seconds she spouted off, “thanks a lot, my lunch is getting cold in my car” in a not very nice tone. We ignored her. Then the gal working finished logging out and started to leave and the customer said, “Come on, my lunch is getting cold in my car…blah, blah, blah” in an annoyed tone. I don’t know what happened to me or where my normally mild mannered temperament went, but I turned to her and said, “chill. We’re all working here, it’s not just you” in a really firm tone. AND I looked her right in the eye and held it as I said it. In hindsight, I don’t know if it was me standing up for people who were kind and just trying to do their jobs (which I’m leaning toward) or whether I am just sick in general of people being rude to other people. Sometimes I think we all live in our little worlds and when we see something ugly we just ignore it and don’t stand up or say anything. I was prayerful AFTER I told her to chill and I didn’t really feel remorse. Later, as I was praying about it, I felt like there are times when all of us need someone to keep us accountable and especially for our mouths. I could even look at it as a loving thing to do…like she may have needed someone to speak up before she spouted off in a situation that could have gotten ugly. She needed a mother! I’ve been on the other side of it before too and I know that I have needed someone to keep me accountable. We can’t just spout off whatever we want and not have consequences. Our mouths affect other people. The funny thing about it to me is that normally when I go to the Post Office, I wait in line. So for her to complain when she was next in line was ludicrous in my opinion. She was surly when she came in, so maybe she was having a bad day…well, obviously she was. By the way, the dude waiting on me couldn’t say anything, but when I turned back to him, he had the biggest grin on his face! Anyone who knows me, knows that this was not what you would expect from me! I do have my limits when I see nastiness!
Anyway, why I share some of what I share here, I don’t know! It’s truth serum.
The sweet and innocent baby girl I’m sharing photos of today is as far removed from this subject as can be. Thank God! She has a beautiful nursery which she fits right into.
Isn’t she pretty?
Her puppies love her : )
Pretty mama, pretty baby.