I wonder if the "manager" had one day worn that food-worker's uniform and stood in the front of the store taking orders and filling them in rapid fire order? I wonder if her "attitude" was always so disrespectful? I wonder if she every considers how her words impact others? I wonder if she thinks about how her words might build anger in her employees?
As I enjoyed my coffee, I had plenty of time to think about this one small but very SAD interaction and the many, many other sad interactions between people with different beliefs and different backgrounds and how those put-downs might be interpreted and might contribute to seeds of hate. I thought about people in management, leadership, authority, power, and control (including teachers and administrators) whose words and actions might contribute to anger that might fester or that might even boil over into hate sometimes. I thought about all the sadness and the violence that has filled the news lately. I thought about how I could try to be a little kinder to everyone I meet along this path of life. I wondered if we need to all take a page from:
Arethra Franklin and give each other a little RESPECT?