Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's soooo not my fault

Ok, so my day started off rather crappy. I woke up running. Gotta get the grown boy up, gotta get the baby boy up, gotta get dressed & ready for work. OMG, we made it on time. Praise your name! I walked into the office & all hell breaks loose! The phones were ringing every whichaway (yeah, it's a new word becuz i said so!) and everyone is calling in to speak with me. What makes me so important you ask? I'm the one who put the car out for repo. Whyyouainttellmeyouweregonnaputthecaroutforrepo? My mama died, my daddy's in the hospital, the children have to get braces and you act like i have to pay the car note every month! Um, well, okay. See ma'am, you are currently $1,000, 012 behind and you haven't paid a note since Papa Smurf started pimpin Smurfette and I've tried to defer payments & set up arrangements, but the last time you said you had to get your nails done and your hurr done so u couldn't come in. I figured it was time. I have been threatened, cursed, hung up on and annoyed. Horrible day, until I saw the United Blood Services van. I left all the hell of the office & spent 30 minutes doing something for someone else. That was the best thing I could have done. I got peace of mind for those 30 minutes. They cared enough to ask me how I was feeling & to say thank you. I walked out with a smile on my face & snacks! I was on top of the world. When I walked in, the same cursing customer was in the office & I smiled at her. I told her maybe we got off on the wrong foot and we talked. We were calm and adult like. I really started thinking that if before I ever utter a word or take one step, after I pray, if I smile really really hard until my cheeks burn, I might just be able to brighten someone else's day. You try it with me & let me know what's up.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

1 comment:

  1. I can definitely relate to a day like that! Wow, the liason between the repo man and the customer, huh? Somehow I can definitely see you doing that job with finesse and poise. Go ahead and kill them with kindness! LOL!