1.19.2014

Be Kind


Yesterday I had to stop by FedEx to pick up a package.  The man in front of me was doing the same, but quickly became irate.  He had the wrong tracking number and the girl behind the counter couldn't find his package in the system.  Anyways, things escalated to the point that she told him to step aside or she'd call the police.  I was shaking in my boots.  It was just me and her and this man who was getting out of hand. 

At that point I decided I would say something.  Maybe not the smartest idea, but I did.  I told him to stop yelling at her, she was trying to help and it wasn't her fault.  He then told me it wasn't any of my business.  To which I replied: "It is my business because I'm here and you're being rude!" I don't think he liked that, but he stepped aside while I was being helped.  It felt like an eternity while I waited for the girl to find my package.  I could feel him shooting daggers at me while smoke poured from his ears. Finally, I got my package and got out of there as quick as I could.  For a brief moment I considered calling the cops myself.

When I got home, I was surprised to find a message on my phone from the girl at the FedEx depot.  She was apologizing for the incident and thanked me for what I said. Wow! 

Anyways, I just wanted to share this story in hopes that people will think twice about berating someone.  Yelling and getting abusive doesn't help any situation regardless of who's fault it is.  Remember, we're all people, just trying to get by.  So be kind.

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