I have worked with the public since I was 16 years old & have met many many people over my lifetime & have found that 99% of them are genuine which means...
actual, real, or true, not false or fake, sincere and honest...Then there is that 1% whom I have met who are opposite of these traits!...I can spot them in a heartbeat...just comes natural to me so I have come to the conclusion that there are always going to be that 1% so just try to stay clear of them & move on & just pray for them...that's all I or anyone else can do.
I worked in a drug store when I was 16...had just graduated from high school...& have had many jobs with the public since then including department stores, grocery stores & worked for a local newspaper writing happy articles about people in my hometown (loved that job)...then got married & we were in business for ourselves including the weight loss business back when there were few around so counseled clients on weight loss for a few years.
...then after a divorce have done many things like receptionist at 2 different car dealerships & you can learn a lot about people in those places for sure from the salesmen to the customers....also a receptionist job for 2 companies of which at one of them the switchboard operator caught all of the frustration & anger the customers were feeling at the time...sometimes I just had to hold the phone out with my arm stretched out just to let them get it out of their system then I could calm them down...I could see where they were coming from when a $100,000 plus machine was broken down & their production came to a stop they needed a technician right then not an hour or more from then...don't miss those days much!
...once I was a secret shopper to several big department stores & then rated how I was treated in the stores...I remember one who met all of the requirements & I was able to blow my cover & tell them & it just made their day!....that's the kind of store you want to shop in because the sales people there treated everyone with respect & gave them their undivided attention (not talking to co-workers there like some do now & ignoring the customer)...I watched them for quite awhile that day & was blown away at how courteous they were!
I have worked in offices where there were some who would pretend to be your best friend & then turn around & stab you in the back especially if it meant a promotion for them...learned my lesson from those kind early on...I think God puts all kinds of people in your life for a reason & that is to learn a lesson from them...the good & the bad people...I'm positive of that!
I have always been too trusting of people & to a certain extent still am that way so have to put my guard up when I realize it. I really want to look for the good in others & think there is good in most people but when you see certain things happening on the news these days it makes you know there are some who probably don't have any good in them from what they have done or either they have completely lost their mind!
I have 2 cats which I love dearly. I have found that animals love you unconditionally...people could learn a lot from animals!...they look at me with such trusting eyes & even when I think they know they have done something wrong like get in the top kitchen counter (it's empty) & then can't get out so start pounding the door really loud to get my attention...the cat must be smart because she never tries it when I'm not home...at least I've never come home & caught her in there but did leave one in the closet one day so from now on if I don't see them before I leave I go look in the closets to make sure there's no cat in there...lol
Well this blog is so long it should last me awhile...if anyone reads it I hope it's not too boring...I actually feel better from writing it so guess that counts for something...I love sayings so here are a few more I like below.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Everything you want comes after you stop looking for it...
Sometimes the people who hurt us the most are people who were hurt more than us.
"I'm not even going to try and get mad anymore. I just have to learn to expect the lowest from the people I thought the highest of."
“Unforgiveness is like drinking the poison and waiting for the other person to die!”
"Not all those who wander are lost"
-- J.R.R. Tolkein