Been a while.
Been a while.
I was driving to Bear’s to go to dinner and I slightly hit a curb on 6th street going west right past Wilton.
I assumed it was hut my front tire and didn’t worry since I have a spare. I called Bear and he immediately came over.
I got out of my car to check my passenger side front tire before Bear arriving and realized the cap on the wheel came off. I checked my rear passenger just in case and it was flat too!
What are the chances???
I had to call a tow truck.
When the tow arrived, it wasn’t a flat bed.
He had to then put my spare on the rear and tow my car to my house.
While we were waiting for my tire to get switched out, I had to pull halfway out into a driveway for access. The woman of the house came out and said “you’re in my driveway.” I was on the other side getting stuff out so I didn’t really hear, but Bear was on the curb and asked “do you need to leave?” She replied, “in a little.” Bear then said, “we’ll me out of your way soon.”
She then confined to stand there in the dark and watch. Didn’t have to leave, didn’t say anything else.
Look lady, obviously we know your driveway is being blocked and if it weren’t for my flats, we wouldn’t be there. Some people are so inconsiderate and RUDE!
Either way the ordeal ended quickly and we were off on our way.
What is it truly?
Hold the door when someone is approaching?
Ask which floor they are going to when their hands are full? Or even when it’s not?
Let the ladies out first?
Let the people get out before entering?
Mind your own business?
Now does this all change when a cleaning lady of the building walks in and asks to push a floor for her?
What’s the difference if a non custodian of the building asks?
Should our mannerisms and attitude change simply because of the person’s stature?
Who are we to judge when we should or should not be polite and courteous.
This post stemmed from a fb post my friend posted about a cleaning lady strolling into the elevator with her cart and drink in hand. She then asked my friend to push a floor even though there were buttons on both side.
When I first read it, I got offended too. I, too, would have been perplexed by the demand but after reading the comments left on her status, it made me think.
We as humans like to categorize ourselves either in a lower or higher position than the next person. We should never rank ourselves to be better than anyone. This is something I struggle with and mostly everyone too.
We are all the same, whether you’re pushing an ice cream cart in the ghetto or holding a gavel in a courtroom. Treat everyone with the sincerity of your heart and it will be given in return.
So next time someone jumps in the elevator, throw a smile at them.
After dinner, Bear went home and we decided to grab a drink.
Them came dessert.