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Be Nice 2 Me

Hello World! 

Today I went to work as I do every Saturday morning. I went through the normal routine of folding laundry, sweeping floors, making phone calls – that kind of thing. Today things were a bit different because I got yelled at by two different clients. 

Why? One man yelled at me because he wasn’t clear in what he was asking and got frustrated extremely quickly when I didn’t give him the answer he was expecting. Another woman was furious because a stylist had to cancel her appointment which, I get it. I totally understand why she would be upset but I don’t understand why she had to take it out on me – the receptionist. 

None of it was enough to embarrass me or make me cry at work and I’m not going to go to bed worrying over what I did wrong to make someone so angry. I’m just confused over why it can be so hard for some people to just be nice. Maybe it’s just because as far as I can remember I have never ever yelled at someone like that. 

I could spend all day wondering how some people can just openly be rude, but then I think about all the kind things you could do to brighten someone’s day (who perhaps just got yelled at during work). 

-Always hold open the door for someone.

-Say thank you if someone takes you out to eat, yes even your parents. They like gratitude too. 

-Put some change in the tip jar. 

-Go back and tell the barista how much you loved the drink they made you. (Trust me as an ex-barista, this one can really make your day.)

-Compliment an artist’s work, even if you don’t know them, actually especially if you don’t know them. 

-Invite people to be in your picture. 

-Give specific compliments. (You have a nice jaw, that color looks great on you, I like your voice, you remind me of a daisy, I like your opinion on ___, etc) 

-Be an attentive passenger seat driver. Check blind spots with them and tell them when it’s safe to go. 

-Visit someone at work. 

This list is so short but it could go for pages and pages. I think sometimes we forget how far a little kindness could go, and I just wanted to remind you all that you can make a huge difference without even trying. I hope you all are having a great summer. 

Love – Jessie

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Tinman Hearts

Hey world

I work at a little cafe and as much as I love the coffee scene, I don’t always love those I share it with. Occasionally my coworkers can be a little.. indecent as human beings. Not saying they’re bad people, but they’re not always good ones. 

One woman is constantly trying to make the other employees look bad, and enjoys acting like she’s better than the rest of us. Not to mention that many employees I’m surrounded by are hard gossip addicts. Now I just got out of high school, you really think I don’t know these games? Nice try honey. Sit down. 

I was extremely frustrated today during my shift because I was her new target. She was aggressively pointing out my mistakes (I’ve only been there for a month and a half ok jeez) and ranting about how everyone at the cafe has “no common sense”. Ok. Yes we all make mistakes sometimes but no common sense whatsoever? Ok.

When she stopped steaming she jabbered to me nonstop. Now I don’t think this woman talks a lot, I just think she wants someone to listen to her from time to time. I’m fine with being that person for people. Eventually she landed on a personal topic. She expressed to me how much she and her husband are struggling financially and how it’s all more difficult having a daughter to raise as well. I think she got choked up at one point.

I knew from the beginning that this woman acted the way she did for a reason, this just opened my eyes more to it. So I had a change of heart. I’ve decided that come Christmas time, I want to help her and her husband out in getting presents for their daughter. Not all parents can afford to get their kids gifts, but every kid deserves a good Christmas. So I’ll be Santa’s helper this year.  

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