Never mind that I had to call, oh, about 20 times over a week's time, no lie, before I finally got through. Once I did get through, I got shuffled around from number to number ( I had to redial myself b/c they wouldn't transfer me) to about 5 different people. It's not that they were mean, they were just NOT helpful. They would cut me off before I had a chance to finish saying what I had to say. That's not nice.
I finally got to talk to a guy and by the time I was finished, I really just wanted to reach into the phone and hug him. I don't know what it was about him but he just made me happy. I forgot about all the other unhelpful people. I thanked him for being so nice and patient with me.
Point to my story?
We need to be nice to everyone we encounter. By the time I finally reached this young man, I was livid. He did not know that and like a true professional helped me through my problem, answered questions as best as he could, calmed me down and made my day. Think about the people we meet every day. We may not always have the patience for them. Maybe it's because they take too long walking or driving, maybe they are too slow in line at the grocery store, maybe they are talking to you and you have no idea why and wish they would go away. Everyone has a reason for how they are and who they are. It is out duty as fellow human beings to have patience, understanding and love towards others.
It's hard sometimes to do that, I know. I catch myself being annoyed with people all the time. Guilty as charged. But this guy made me thing about that. What if we are just nice to people? It wouldn't cost us anything but think about how much we could change a person's day, a person's mood, his feelings?
Let's be nice to each other. We deserve it.