I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.
“Are you trying to kill me?” the angry silver-haired man demanded of the frazzled young woman. “I told you ‘NO CHEESE’.”
The poor girl looked stunned at first. “I’m sorry, sir,” she said, taking the partially wrapped burger from his hands. She quickly disappeared into the back of the restaurant and came back to apologize again. “I’m so sorry. A burger with no cheese will be right out.”
You know that saying, “If looks could kill…”? Well, I saw that man murder the young woman with his glares and furrowed brow. And in my heart I ached for her.
It was a bad day at the fast food restaurant. They forgot our second order altogether. But, honestly, what good would it have done to verbally abuse the over-worked and probably underpaid workers in that busy restaurant? We reminded them about the order; they got our food; we smiled and thanked them when they brought it out.
Og Mandino said, “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”
Words to live by.