Those of you whom I consider a friend understand that I really don't care what color your skin is and nor do I care about your political, relationship, & social status. I just don't want to have that conversation. It is also none of my business. BUT, please don't get me started on the TAN-OR-EXIC types. I can't be held accountable for saying just how stupid that is. Leathered Skin? Nice! Paying for skin cancer? Now, that was a good idea. I promise you won't regret that one someday when they cut you open and remove pieces of your skin & whatever else that is cancerous. You might enjoy some quality time in a hospital hooked up to a few rounds of chemo.
I do have certain ideas which some may consider "old-fashioned". But, in the grand scheme of things.......... I am nice to everyone. I don't openly advertise my beliefs. I do that because I am a people pleaser. I want to be the popular girl sitting in at cafeteria table of life. Who doesn't?? I just want happiness along the way and my job here on earth isn't to judge. Most likely, that job would be tedious & boring. I don't need that either.
WELL....... today. Someone came into the shop. I am now thinking she must have been having a really bad day. Before I could get a complete sentence out of my mouth.......she was telling me I had a really bad attitude and she wanted someone else to help her. I was stunned speechless and that doesn't happen often! I couldn't even try to apologize & make it up to her. She had pre-determined that I was going to take my supposed bad mood out on her. How is the best way to respond to someone who has pre-judged you & a particular situation? My best guess is silence......or a big spoonful of peanut butter.
This has happened one other time and in much the same fashion. This person...well both persons were of color. Am I judging here? I choose to think not. I pray I won't be judging in the future because of this incident.
I choose strength......after the spoon of peanut butter!