ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
That’s what he said as my friends were about to plop down on the beach the other day…..Are you kidding me? (He said it a second time)
I was lagging behind and off to the side so I stopped and took in what I knew was going to happen (I know my friends; one in particular).
Seems he was annoyed that we were going to sit in front of him and proceeded to tell my gang how we were going to ruin is view.
It was too late. It didn’t matter. The body language by my friends was in full swing and the words were about to fly.
Are YOU kidding me? Have you ever been to a beach? Everyone wants to see the water. Why didn’t you move closer so no one would sit in front of you?
Every one of us has opened our mouth a little too soon or a little too fast. Every one of us has chosen words that maybe were not the smartest or were open to interpretation. Every one of us has said something that clearly put someone else on the defensive immediately. It’s happened to us as friends, family members, employees, or as customers. Every one of us has been disengaged from someone or something by the choice of a few words. Please choose your words wisely.
Would it be possible for you folks not to sit there and block our view might have been a nicer way.
So there we were; standoff time. Do we sit there and end up with a total unpleasant experience for the rest of the day or move on? I suggested to one of my friends to “let it go” and let’s go. I told the man to enjoy his view.
Of course I gave him one of those smiles. You know the ones.