Well, here it is my second day of blogging. I was thrilled at all of the responses yesterday. Thanks to everyone who commented! We’ll see if i’m still so popular today 🙂
To clarify, Suzy Penny is my alter ego. when i was a kid, Suzy Penny got blamed for everything that i didn’t want to confess to doing. If i couldn’t blame my sisters, I’d blame Suzy. The poor girl took a lot of heat from me but was always there when i needed her. I decided long ago that if I ever wrote under an assumed name, it would be Suzy Penny. I figured she should get something good in this world!
Onto today’s stuff. I was waiting patiently in line this morning to register for my next set of ESL classes. The office opened at 8:30, I had to be to work for 9. So you can figure what that meant… stress at getting in, out and to work. I was 4th in line outside of the office before the doors opened. “Good!”, i thought to myself. “Shouldn’t be a problem.” When all of the sudden, a family came by that didn’t realize that we have “line rules” in Canada. Yes, these are the same people i want to teach in a few months. I was quite frustrated that they thought they could just walk in front of the line when everyone else had been waiting for several minutes.
As the hands on the clock ticked closer to 8:30, the line began to form closer to the door. Just then, the lady came and unlocked the door, probably praying she wouldn’t be trampled like shoppers at a sale at Walmart, and opened it for us to come in. I grabbed the door and held it open so the “Line Pushers” couldn’t get in front of me. When all of the sudden, this young man, who had been in line in front of me, told me to go ahead of him. I was so shocked, i held up the line for a split second while i processed what he had just said to me. I thanked him, grabbed my number and went right to the counter.
As the lady was processing my registrations, i tried to find the nice kid who had done a good deed for an old lady 🙂 but he had already left. It was then that i realized i had been rude. I wanted my own way – to be first in line – to the detriment of being polite to others. A young man showed me how it was supposed to be done.
Is it really a big deal? Everyone is rude, why not follow along with them? Maybe that’s why this world is in such trouble….. everyone is following the rude people and not being like the young gentleman who let me go first. I hope i can redeem myself at some point today and be polite to someone without even thinking about it……..