Few days ago, I went to the mall to buy important things to bring on the vacation. I was on the counter area waiting for the cashier to finish punching the amount of the items that I bought. I am so shocked when the cashier told me the amount of the sunblock that I bought. Her voice irritates me because she asked as if I cannot afford to buy such. I am angry and her in a sarcastic way. I saw her face turns pale when I answered her. I did not mean to say those words but her approached does irritates me and makes me angry. I am so discriminated I guess because of the way I look. I asked myself, what is wrong with my attire?
What the…..! This is what I keep mentioning after paying the items that I bought. I was shaking and wanted to scold the cashier but was able to control myself. I felt humiliated in front of the other shoppers who are waiting for their turn. I know that my answer is not good, but I was just giving her back the thing she give to me. A dose of her own medicine as they say. I just hope that it was a lesson she has to learn. For her to not look down every shopper. Wearing simple clothes does not mean a person cannot afford to buy expensive one. Let us not judge the book by its cover because looks is deceiving sometimes.
I have been observing ever since about people who are attending meetings, school programs and seminars. I have observed that people are going here and there, and sometimes keeps on standing. I do not know if they get bored of the speakers, not interested or just do not care at all about the topic. I was thinking their times are wasted being there and do not paying attention. I do not understand some people are spending time there sitting and do not understand what they are listening to. I admit sometimes I am like that not paying attention but I do not stand up and going out and then comes back when I want. I always think that because manners and etiquette are important. I am being taught since I was a child by my parents and in school. As much as possible I want to put into practice what I have learned.
The most common situation while I am attending a school program is that people are going out every time the emcee is calling the president for closing remarks. This is the time where manners and etiquette be tested. Attendees do not care enough to listen and let the speaker speak before going out. Seems like they do not know that closing remarks are also part of the program. It is so sad to know that people are insensitive sometimes.
If I were to suggest, there should be manner and etiquette seminars to be conducted for everybody. It is a bit hard because manners and etiquette are first learned and taught at our own houses and parents are our first teachers.
I have seen people who smoke a lot. Even though there is warning on the pack of the cigarettes, still they are buying. Seems like they do not value their life and to those people around them. I guess they are just insensitive and do not care enough even there are lots of campaign about quitting smoking. I do not know what satisfaction they can get from smoking. As I have observe, they do smoke every after mealtime.
Though it is not easy to quit because it becomes their habit, but if they are willing and determined to quit, it is an easy as a snap. I hope and pray that soon they will realize that smoking is like killing their own selves. They are putting into danger not only themselves but also their family and those individual who inhaled the smoke they exhaled. We should value the gift of life from God to us. We have to smoke our way out to have a healthy life, longer life and free from possible illness caused by smoking. It is never too late to stop smoking now. Let us show some love to this life and the life of others. To those who never tried smoking, do not try to do it. Let us live a healthy and happy life.