I didn't handle that too well, did I?
by SouthernBreeze - Posted Fri November 30, 2007 @ 3:56 PM
One thing I talk about a lot in posts is the way I would have handled something, but the truth is I don't always handle things as calmly as I should. I suppose it's all a matter of being human. Overall, I'm very easy going and I don't get mad easily. However, every so oftne something will just catch me at the wrong time and in the wrong way.
A perfect example happened some years back at a KFC. I was hungry, and I love the chicken strips. I decided to order inside.
I walked in and made my way in the counter. No other customers was in the restaurant at the time. I waited for someone to come to counter because I could see a couple of workers, but no one came to take my order. No one even said, "I'll be there in a minute." I suppose that's what annoyed me a bit - the complete lack of recongition. After awhile, I spoke up. "Excuse me," I said. One of the workers looked at me, and then went back to what she was doing. I waited awhile longer and was about to speak up again when she finally came to the counter.
I have this terrible habit of making small jokes with people so I said to her, with a small laugh, "I didn't think y'all were going to notice me. Feels like I've been waiting here for awhile." I was chuckling when I said, but I think she took it the wrong way. (On a side note, I'm from Kentucky, so I have the legal right to use y'all evey now and again)
The woman sort of snorted and said, "You couldn't have been waiting for more than 10 minutes because I saw you come in."
Now, this annoyed me. I probably shouldn't have said anything, but I was tired and hungry, which meant I no longer thought about being reasonable. "You saw me come in?" I asked, and she nodded. "Well, then you can watch me walk out." With those words, I turned and left.
Certainly not my finest moment, to say the least. In retrospect, my little 'joke' was probably to blame because she probably interpreted it far more hostile than it was intended. Besides, since I was getting annoyed, I should have spoken up much sooner. Instead, I waited and allowed myself to get annoyed and to have a shorter fuse than usual.
I guess we all have 'human' moments.