Thursday, March 30, 2006

Quick Turnaround

Your day starts badly. Late bus, and then three come together all at once. The half empty ones sail by, leaving you to get on the one that's almost full. Standing for what feels like ages, while the bus driver vaccilates between gunning the accelerator and riding the brake. Two women try to get off but the ignorant city suit guy standing in the aisle on his mobile phone is slow to react, meaning that they miss their stop. Then he has the gall to complain loudly to the person on the other end of the phone "Sorry, someone was just trying to push past.", and you can't help but get annoyed on their behalf. He sits, then you take the empty seat next to him. He digs into his bag, opens a folder that ends up sitting on your lap almost as much as his. Then someone behind you reaches for the bell, misses and smacks you upside the head. A perfunctory apology is all you get, while his female friend sniggers....

And so on.

Then you sit down at your desk and you get an unexpected and pleasant email, with a lovely compliment in it and... like a bubble bursting ::pouf:: the bad mood is gone!

So, here's a suggestion. Take a minute and send someone a heartfelt compliment either in an email, SMS or tell them in person. Make someone's day. It feels really good.

9 comments:

Michael said...

Or in a blog comment?

Someday I want someone as funny and sweet as you for my very own, Boo.

The Other Andrew said...

'Aint you sweet?! See, it feels nice to be nice, doesn't it?

Don't make me use the term "pay it forward", because I would start to hate myself a little.

Now go forth and compliment!

Bodhi said...

Sabbe Satta Suki Hontu.
Sabbe Satta Suki Hontu.
Sabbe Satta Suki Hontu.


:-D

Michael Guy said...

"Thanks" for making me laugh. I can always come here for a smile and bright spot.

:: pet my kitten in a basket, mister? ::

morgan said...

Shouldn't that ::pouf:: be a ::poof::?

Nice warm glows all round today then, too :)

The Other Andrew said...

I knew in my heart of hearts that someone would connect the dots between ::pouf:: and ::poof::! :)

I'm done with whingeing about tiredness and busyness, I've decided it's not only Glass Half Full Day at TOA, but it's And My Isn't The Glass Pretty, And Can I Just Say Thank You For Bringing Me This Glass Of Water Day.

Bodhi said...

M'kay ...

Did vous have a Prozac Smoothie for lunch?

Michael said...

I figured "pouf" was just that fruity Queen's English again.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

now we just need to throw a pouffe in as well for the matching set... :)