Thursday, March 15, 2007

A 7-Eleven adventure

This morning I went into the 7-Eleven near our place, and the middle-aged lady who works there was on her hands and knees, trying to get something out from under the counter. This guy ina business suit was yelling at her because he'd dropped some money, and it'd gone under the counter, and she couldn't get it out. It made me really angry, because whenever I go there she always seems really nervous, and is always apologising for things when she hasn't done anything wrong and stuff. So I didn't even really think about what I was doing, and I said to him, 'Don't be rude!' So he started yelling at me as well, and I asked him how much money he'd dropped, and he said it was two dollars, so I got two dollars out of my wallet and offered it to him, and he wouldn't take it because he wanted the lady who worked there to give him two dollars. He eventually went outside, and started yelling from outside for a little while, and then I got what I wnated and went and sat on the bench outside. When the guy had gone, the lady came out and started apologising to me for what had happened! (And I said she didn't need to apologise for anything.)

4 comments:

Sammy said...

wow that was a nice little story... I think.. poor lady...

Trav said...

i agree, rather rude

samantha louise said...

i love your heart man, you have such a generous attitude and a real raw love about you. It's great. You are walking the life of Jesus.

that lady reminds me of me. All too often I apologise for things that i really dont' need to apologise for. It was only highlighted to me THIS YEAR that i can be like that, and i don't stick up for myself. The past few weeks i've been challenged by God to not be like that, and to not let peopel walk on me, and to take more of a stand. It's been tough, but a tough lesson I need to learn. I think my blog can sometimes come across like i'm confident... but i'm not too confident.. when it comes to ME and MY HEART and MY FEELINGS i can so often get shy.

Christop said...

Yeah, I think we often get the impression when we read about Jesus' teachings that he was saying that his followers should let others walk all over them, becuase he said to turn the other cheek, et cetera. I might write something about that later.