Thought for the day: It's nice to be important, it's more important to be nice...from Everybody Loves Raymond.
I put this quote up on my FB page as well. Think- how many people(including you?ahaaa) do you know, that have an attitude about something or the other, or rather, about everything?
Just 2 days back, at the breakfast tables, I observed this guy in a suit. Reeking of attitude...hands in pockets, he gestures by head, to one of the waiter/servers...polite people that they are, he went..and, guess what, the guy wants him to open to lids of each item on the buffet table so that he can see what's in it...For God's sake, man, can't you remove your hands from your pockets and see them yourself? After checking all of them, he coolly says' Ok, thanks...actually, my wife asked me to see what's for breakfast, so I came down. We'll come back later'....wonder how the waiter/server kept his cool. Maybe he has/had no choice...as is the case in the hospitality industry.
But, it made me wonder- why do people have attitudes? Why do they think that they're above the next person- be it a driver/sweeper/cleaner/waiter/servant...? Aren't all of us humans? And, wouldn't you get a better response if you were polite, gave them a smile every once in a while, and even tried to remember their names?(The last one's difficult for me, too!!heh heh)...but, believe me, it works- a smile, a bit of politeness- they get things done for you much faster than a pseudo attitude!Try it, and, at the end of the day, you will feel light-hearted and much better than the grumpy attitude-afflicted person next to you.:)
As the saying goes::
Amongst other things, pieces of the puzzle have again begun to fall in place...let's see...:)More details later, when the time is right. Keep guessing.
End-joke:(Courtesy one of our Indian newspapers):
"Whether an ailing pressure cooker ever has to go in for a ceetee scan?"
"Whether one toaster tells another"That loaf is so well bre(a)d"
hahahahaha.Till next time, keep smiling.