You know I was walking my dog yesterday and I didn’t see that he pooped so I just continued walking. Suddenly a woman shouted at me that it’d be nice if I would clean that up. Of course I did that immediately, because I wouldn’t like to step into dog poop either. So sure I was thankful that she brought that to my attention, but you know what kind of annoyed me: her tone and attitude.
I don’t understand why people are not able to communicate in a kind and nice tone with each other.
Why is it that everybody talks like they take your mishaps as a personal offense against themselves? I can only speak for myself, but if I do something that in someone’s opinion seems wrong (like the dog poop incident), I can assure you I do not do it with the sole purpose to upset you. Often we don’t even realize that we did something wrong, because we simply forgot or overlooked it or paid too little attention to it or simple are just having a bad day.
Wanting to communicate with each other is amazing and I think we all should communicate a lot more. Communication is sooo important and today we all need to do it more. Sure we message or whatsapp – snapchat – instagram but that has very little to do with connecting with another person face to face.
So the next time you see someone forgetting to clean up after their dog or doing something else to annoy you maybe you could
– be kind, patient and gentle
– DO NOT take it personally
– and think a second about what you’re saying before you actually say it
Oh and if the other person is rude to you, well then you can feel pretty good about yourself, because you were definitely the better person here. At least you tried and trust me: At some point it will make a difference.
Having thoughts about this topic? Just let me know but remember I did not attempt to upset you with this post 🙂