Slowing Down To "Thank You" Speed
--by cabbage, posted Dec 29, 2010
I was in a bit of a hurry this evening as the stores were about to close.
I wanted to find a refrigerator light bulb as ours had gone out a few days ago. In the aisle where all the light bulbs were was an employee who was part of a program for 'mentally challenged' folks. Often they are doing nothing more challenging than restocking the shelves, etc.
I asked him if he knew where I could find a refrigerator bulb. Meanwhile, my eyes were rapidly scanning the display trying to find what I was looking for.
He was taking his time and looking around to find one for me. My eyes were drawn to a package that had a picture of a fridge on it but I stayed quiet and let him find it for me so that I could thank him for helping me.
I consciously was aware of trying to slow down and be still so that I could thank him for his assistance. A very small thing to be sure, but I am glad that I didn't just plow through there without this interaction.