Just some thoughts:
Often my wife will send me to the store. Grocery type place, from the local Publix’s, Kroger, Walmart or Sam’s Club. I am not the most adept shopper and noted for a lack of patience. Someone once said of me that when patience was passed out I had already left the room.
I look at my list and I’m still lacking one thing. Well actually two things, A jug of sweet tea and a jug of un-sweet tea. Now the hunt begins. I make more laps around the place than a rookie taking his driver’s test at Indianapolis. Can’t find it. Nope not there. All the time the words of my wife keep rolling thru my head, “slow down, now look.”
Finally I give up and ask a fella working there. He looks at me like I have asked some question that would appear on Jeopardy. He doesn’t know. Now I see a young lady behind a counter and so I go and, “Mama can you tell me where the tea is?” “Sure, well let me just take you it might be easier if I show you than tell you, it’s kinda confusing.” Hearing that word confusing made me feel a bit better. (Would you tell my wife that?)
She walks to a larger freezer, pulls two jugs from the freezer and places them in my cart. “Young lady, what’s your name,” I ask. “Dee Ann,” she replies. “Well Dee Ann thank you for taking your time to show me.” “Oh no problem, no problem at all.”
You know its really nice when you don’t know something and someone will take the time to help you, to “teach” you, show you rather than look at you like you are stupid. By the way that is true for a lot of things in life that we do not know.
Not knowing does not make one stupid, Sometimes we all just don’t know where the “tea” is. It’s nice to be shown rather than shouted at.
Again Dee Ann thank you.
May 26, 2019