Friday, December 18, 2009

BE NICE


I have just returned from shopping...in the cold...in the rain...in the crowds. I actually enjoy getting out and getting into the crowds and enjoying the sounds and signs of the season. Call me crazy! I had a pleasant time...as long as I was inside! But, WHOA NELLY!, when I stepped outside...it was a different story.


What is the big deal, folks? None of us are going anywhere fast during this time of year. You should know that. Trying to cross a walkway, I was almost run down twice! And, I had the right of way...they had a stop sign. Instead, I found myself having to run...on the slick road...in the rain...in the cold.


People...BE COOL...you know there is going to be major traffic, and you know people are going to be walking where you are driving. It is the only way we can get to our car, so we can join in the driving train! It costs nothing to let another car get in line in front of you. It is the right thing to do! Cause I promise, you're gonna be the one who wants to get in the line soon, and you want someone to return the favor.

And another thing, when I decide to be kind and use the good manners my parents taught me...for heaven's sake, don't blow the horn at me and tell me to hurry up! I happen to believe that 'what goes around, comes around'...and I want what's coming to me, to be kindness. So should you! Remember this...


And, I'd be mighty careful about being rude to pedestrians trying to cross in front of you...you never know who it might be!!!

6 comments:

nancygrayce said...

That is so funny.....I was at a light today and the second it turned green, the car behind me started beeping! I thought, please let me get my foot off the brake and onto the gas pedal! It's a mad house on the road!

Southern Lady said...

Good post, Tonja. It's too bad everyone doesn't think about The Golden Rule when it comes to driving, especially during the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping traffic. Be careful "out there!"

Melissa said...

All so true!

Love Being a Nonny said...

True. I will have to say, I have encountered some really nice people this Christmas!!! Doesn't take but one or two though to make you cringe!!!! Merry Merry!!!

Jillian, Inc said...

I feel exactly the same way. I do not mind crowded stores and that sort of hustle and bustle but I cannot stand the whole parking and traffic situation.

Keetha Broyles said...

One Christmas while I was standing at a perfume/make-up counter in a large department store, the customer in front of me was just ripping the sales clerk up one side and down the other. I was embarrassed for both of them.

So, when it was my turn, I was as nice and encouraging and complimentary as I could be. When she was finished ringing up my sale, the clerk said, "I just want you to know that you were the nicest customer I've served this entire holiday season!"

My challenge to us all: Let's surprise those store clerks everywhere by being "the nicest customer EVER."