Sunday, November 25, 2007

Says who?

If you've ever visited my website, you might know that one of the things that annoys me most is people who think they know you, but don't have a clue about who you really are. I've come across one or two people like that in the past few days.

One man who I thought was a casual friend (because of how he joked around with me when he saw me) has begun to avoid me. He told someone else that I thought I was God's gift to everyone. I don't know what I must have done to make him think so, but it couldn't be farther from the truth. I have problems, flaws, and more, and I'll be the first person to admit it. I'm not anywhere near perfect, and I'm often wrong. I suppose I'll never have the opportunity to find out what I did and, therefore, explain and/or apologize.

I wish people were more straight-forward. If I do something to tick you off, tell me (hopefully in an tactful way), so that I can apologize and explain. I seldom want to make someone angry. We all sometimes misinterpret each other. Let's talk about it.

It makes me tired when I think about something like this - having someone dislike me for some unknown reason, misinterpreting without talking to me. It's just dumb. Life's too short for this kind of nonsense.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Recognized Already!

I worked for Wal-Mart for a total of four years. For the last two of those years I was one of the best "associates" they will ever have. I was especially nice and very helpful to hundreds of customers, often resulting in sales that W-M wouldn't have had if I hadn't been there. Never - not once - was I ever recognized for my customer service (except by the customers).

I'd only worked for Walgreen's for a mere three weeks when I was surprised with an "Outstanding Customer Service" award.

I'm amazed!

I know that Walgreen's is where I'm meant to be. This award is only one reason. Other things have happened to make me feel like I'm supposed to be there. Of course, the biggest thing is that I actually enjoy working for Walgreen's. In only 38 days of employment I already feel more appreciated than I ever did at Wal-Mart.

So, to Wal-Mart I award a big pppppppppppppptttttttttttttttttttttttt!