Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Figurative, not literal

Well, not entirely literal, maybe.

But it occurs to me that the more humane way of dealing with someone who is carrying too heavy a load is not to berate them for the size of the load, or taking on too much, or tell them to do more and faster, but to say, "Hey, can I help out a little with that?"

One thing I've learned is that there are three kinds of people out there - people who, upon seeing someone carrying 'too much stuff' try to pretend they don't see. And others who seem to say, "I see you're carrying a heavy load, here, let me pile more on it." And the third group are the people who try to help you with the load if they at all can.

there aren't enough people out there in the third group.

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

I wish I knew some "real life" (term under investigation, your mileage may vary) people like you. But I count myself lucky to know you, and others like, here in the webness.