Those who familiar with me are familiar with the fact that I am a curious type. There are many things which pique my wondering and sometimes that curiosity seems to work overtime.
Ever notice that television “comedies” have a laugh track to let you know when to laugh, but other genres don’t seem to have tracks to let you know what to do? When was the last time you watched a biography and heard the “hmmmmm” track. Or a historical program that had a “fascinating” track. So why do comedies seem that they need one? Do we not know when something is funny?
I’ve also noticed that we, as people, enjoy complaining a LOT and like to be loud about it. If we don’t get what we want from a shop, we are quite vocal about our dissatisfaction. When was the last time you were vocal about good experiences? I am one of those weird people who believes that good work deserves to be acknowledged and rewarded. This seems to confuse some, but given our propensity to gripe openly, this is hardly surprising. A word having been on both sides of the customer service issue…..if you want good customer service, BE a good customer!
Something else that struck me as odd, when it’s raining outside and you are going to the grocer. How many times have you stood in the rain waiting for the opportunity to cross the parking lot while people who are warm and dry cruise by in their cars? Hmmmm…..just thinking out loud.
Did you know that courtesy is contagious? Try holding the door open for the person behind you, smile at someone, say “please” and “thank you”, pay a compliment to someone. Practice courtesy and see if take off.
Want to make someone’s day? Be nice. Want to offend someone? Be nice, and watch them resent it.