Friday, July 30, 2010

Compassion Wins

There is some ridiculous statistic out there about the percentage of time people spend waiting for something or other...usually some kind of line. Sometimes for a traffic light, for your date or pizza to arrive, for someone to call or even for the price of gas to go down! Well, I just upped the percentage in the last week. I have spent a total of 8.5 hours in motor vehicle departments in only 2 visits waiting to get a new license and register my car in NM!!! I can't complain about the 'service with a smile' once I was called to a window because it was delightful. Today as I sat and sat and sat, I began to think about what it must be like on the other side of the window. Each of us had only to 'deal with' 1 maybe 2 individuals! The clerks had to 'deal with' ALL of us! The complainers, the whiners, the ones with the big angry victim faces! Just thinking about it made me want to hug one of the people on the other side! When I finally got called to a counter, I made sure I smiled big, told the woman how happy I was to see her and thanked her for being so pleasant. She smiled and told me to have a wonderful weekend. I think it made both of our days!


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