On Saturday we were driving through Montana on our way home from a great Spring Break vacation. In one town we stopped for a quick lunch at McDonald’s. The restaurant was pretty busy. One cashier I noticed was complaining a fair bit under her breath but loud enough to hear. It was a real contrast from the other workers at the restaurant. I found it irritating to listen to. When we approached the till she said to herself “shoot me now!” refering to who knows what. I couldn’t resist and said with a smile “No thanks, there wouldn’t be anyone to take my order!” She laughed and served us but I noticed a little later she was right back at the complaining.
A couple hours later we pull into Costco with a mission to buy some cheap butter. I decide to top the car up with gas. It is cold and sleet snowing and this one Costco employee is out there by herself sweeping and shovelling snow aside and making sure the pumps work. As I got out she greeted me with a “Happy Easter” and asked how my day was going. If anyone had a reason to complain it was this lady. But she left me with a smile on my face.
We choose our attitude – attitude matters!