Do you ever have days where you are just tired of life? Tired of having to deal with people? Maybe it’s a customer service thing, but after awhile I just go through a phase where I am done talkingto people, helping people, and dealing with thier mistakes.
I know why God wanted to give up on people throughout history. We are super-annoying. We make the same stupid mistakes over and over again, still completely all the while convinced of our own superiority over others.
I can be a jerk to my reps at work sometimes. I have to be the enforcer of rules while at the same time trying to help them navigate through the rules, sometimes even finding exceptions. It really hurts my brain somedays.
Yesterday in particular I was just over life at work. Every request I got was a pain in the ass, and mostly didn’t follow the rules. After one rep was reminded by me that no charge accessories need to be emailed to the RD for approval and he apologized, not half an hour later he was leaving me a voicemail for the same damn thing, as if I had never reminded him the rules in the first palce. I refused to help him until he requested it correctly.
Just because that was the protocol didn’t really mean it was the right thing to do. He was having a bad day too, I found out.
So I was a jerk. Sigh.
I called and left an apology message.
This morning I got a nice email back from him saying it was okay and he still loved me.
that just reminds me of God’s grace for us as humans.
He still loves us even though we are selfish little jerks.
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." - Robert Frost
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy; but, my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift." - Abraham Lincoln
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope." - Winston Churchill
"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. "- Robert Frost
"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e. e. cummings