I witnessed someone doing something so rude that I have been telling all my friends about it and admonishing them to NEVER do the same thing! I give you the same warning, because if I see you I may have to hurt you. Didn’t your granny every spank you for being rude?
I stopped by the photo department at WalMart to pick up my pictures. A woman came down the aisle, talking on the phone, and stopped at the counter next to me and asked the clerk on that side if she could return a camera. My photos weren’t quite finished and the young clerk waiting on me is new in the department, so I was there for a few minutes. As a result, I had the opportunity to watch the “camera return” transaction.
The clerk taking the camera back was very polite and patient, but there are a number of questions that must be asked. There is paperwork to be checked. The camera had to be taken out of the packaging and examined. Approval had to be obtained from a manager. During the entire process the woman returning the camera never got off the phone, nor did she shut up!!!! She interrupted her conversation to answer questions and make a few comments, but the clerk also had to repeat questions since the woman wasn’t really paying attention to her. I felt like jerking the phone out of her hand just so I wouldn’t have to listen to the clerk repeat the questions! After the transaction was complete, the woman continued back down the aisle, still talking on the phone!
Come on people!! If someone on the phone is saying something that important, you’d better be on your way to the emergency room, NOT standing around in the photo department at WalMart. Otherwise, shut up and give the rest of us a break.
So be polite today. Or else…LOL
I read two wonderful quotes this week:
“For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge, but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. (Arne Garborg, author, 1851-1924)
“We were great in 2008. We’ll be fine in 2009!” (a lovely woman on Facebook)