Tuesday, March 8, 2011

it's the little things

I have posted about this before, but it came to mind again.

Since becoming a mom, I have noticed how inconsideraqte a lot of ppl are. They get frustrated when you are walking slower with a toddler; they are "stuck"behind a stroller in a narrow aisle; or are impatient as you try to open a door while pushing a stroller/carrying a baby/toddler - yet they don't offer to help. It is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves (that and being late). So when I am out, if someone is deliberately showing annoyance that I am taking too long loading my kid in the car (which isn't the easiest task - 3yo in a car seat, infant to load, and groceries - come on - be a little patient would ya) or having difficulty opening the door with my arms full - I will give them a dirty look and take my sweet ass time. Maybe that's being inconsiderate, but how hard would it be to just open and hold the door?

\I was raised to help out ppl in trouble. If I see an older person, I will hold the door for them - whether or not it looks like they "need" me too - I just think it's polite.\

I had to pick something up at the doctors this morning ,and as I was walking up to the door - there was an elderly couple that had driven up and stopped in front - the woman got out, and she had a cane - I was worried she would slip, but coulnd't get there in time to help her out - but she was fine. I did get there and offer to close the car door, but she shut it with the end of her cane. As we were walking, she thanked me. She said that I couldn't possbly know how such a simple offer made her day! That as you get older, ppl get annoyed and try and get by "quicker" so that they aren't inconvenienced by her. I then held the door for her - and again she thanked me.

What have you done to help someone lately? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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