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Old 12-31-2011, 04:00 PM   #131
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I have never wished anyone to treat me with rudeness, callousness or meanness. Following that train of thought, since I live by the golden rule, I don't treat others in that manner.

When I feel anger as a reaction to someone's treatment of me, I mentally step back for a moment and analyze why I'm angry. Then, I cool my jets and respond nicely. It makes mean people crazy!
My motto in life has always been;

Love your enemy, it will drive him crazy!
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #132
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Love your enemy, it will drive him crazy!
I agree as long as there is no abuse mixed into the equation.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #133
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I am always amazed that people seem surprised by a friendly greeting!

I hugged a cranky kid today.
My ex was once standing in line at the bank and one of the other customers was being really rude and bitchy. My DxH turned to her and asked if she had been having a hard day. The poor women nearly burst into tears and then told him all about her hard day. Then she behaved like a human being with not a hint of bitchiness.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #134
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I enjoy saying, "It's okay, I'm in no hurry." It really takes the pressure off cashiers, waiters/esses, anyone who is busting their butts to take care of my needs for close to minimum wage. I know if it wasn't for me and my fellow customers that there would be no job, however, if they weren't working to feed their families...I would be waiting to get what I need.

Thank your service personnel, they work hard and often for ungrateful customers who think they are better than them.
There should be more customers out there like you!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:13 PM   #135
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taxlady, I hugged the same cranky child today and she had a little sniffle in my lap. She needed some "momming" so I provided. She reciprocated with a lovely manicure.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:02 PM   #136
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When the propane man was here filling up the tank a couple of days before Christmas, I fixed him up a decorated box full of home made cookies and candies. We traded, he gave me the bill for the propane and I gave him the box of goodies!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:18 PM   #137
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When the propane man was here filling up the tank a couple of days before Christmas, I fixed him up a decorated box full of home made cookies and candies. We traded, he gave me the bill for the propane and I gave him the box of goodies!
That sounds like a fair trade to me.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:01 PM   #138
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Dh got sideswiped while parked on the street. Hit and run. We called an officer to report the incident. I didn't talk to him but DH did. Just for the heck of it I grabbed a small gift bag of home made cookies I had made and as he ( the officer) was leaving the drive I stopped him and gave him the goodies. Apparently he was having a particularly rough evening (lots of accidents= lots of paperwork) and the cookies made his day, mine too.
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I have never wished anyone to treat me with rudeness, callousness or meanness. Following that train of thought, since I live by the golden rule, I don't treat others in that manner.

When I feel anger as a reaction to someone's treatment of me, I mentally step back for a moment and analyze why I'm angry. Then, I cool my jets and respond nicely. It makes mean people crazy!
I love doing that!
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #140
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taxlady, I hugged the same cranky child today and she had a little sniffle in my lap. She needed some "momming" so I provided. She reciprocated with a lovely manicure.
Wow, great looking nails!
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