There is always something to be learnt. Things are not as they seem.
Even at the supermarket.
Especially at the supermarket.
I walked through the turnstile and passed a Manager who I know well enough to say a more than average Good Morning to. As I went to say speak, ‘she’ looked the other way.
I started to presume the whole scenario in my head. You know how it goes…some manager she is, great example for the staff, why am I spending my money here, what side of the bed did she get out of….and so forth .
As I got to the check out, ‘she’ served me. And ‘she’ couldn’t have been nicer. Plenty of interactive small talk. Even called me ‘love’. Sent me off with best wishes for the day.
Now the same incident could have happened on another day and my thoughts would have been completely different.
I walked through the turnstile and passed a Manager who I know well enough to say a more than average Good Morning to. As I went to say speak, ‘she’ looked the other way........
"Oh perhaps she didn’t see me, maybe she is having a bad day, she is the manager she has a lot on her plate, maybe someone in her family is ill"
"Why does everyone ignore me? How rude are people are these days ? Are good manners a thing of the past…out of fashion? My grandmother would turn in her grave !"
And there it is. How easily I am swayed by circumstances. By what I see. By what I feel.
Perhaps ‘she’ genuinely didn’t see me.
Perhaps 'she' had family issues on her mind.
Perhaps 'she' was unwell and still had to come to work.
And the fact that it was one second after opening time and ‘she’ may have been concentrating on controlling the remotes to open the roller doors is completely irrelevant.........
The supermarket trip served to remind me once again how little I actually do know.
And how fickle my feelings really are.
This is what I do know - I am responsible for my response - whatever the circumstances !
Love well even when difficult –
the Exchange is Real xoxo