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In light of my experience observing the human condition, it's natural to assume than when people are given the opportunity to treat others badly, they will... If people might be permitted to stand a head above the crowd, even by battering others down to get there, they will. On one hand, I see this macrocosm created daily in my store; on the other, is this blog topic not just another reproduction of this same tension, only the roles reversed? Anyway, not to be swayed into self-deprication... My friend/co-worker and I one day observed that ironically of the business executives that enter the store daily, those whom have succeeded are those who treat us with courtesy, diginity, and respect. While those whom take every opportunity to complain, condescend, speak down, belittle, or blame, are typically the ones being swallowed alive in the office. Any attempt to shed a small percentage of the verbal beating they receive each day is well worth the cost. My friend/co-worker's response? "I could buy and sell you." My friend/co-worker retired early from her first highly successfuly career in stained glass. She rendered many of the glassy prisms in Boulder which make Boulder Boulder. When she says, "I could buy and sell you," it's because she really could. Oh pawn of the American dream, please try to pull yourself away from your phone long enough to tell us decaf when you're ordering, rather than making a scene when you receive your regular coffee. It's just nickels and dimes to us - easy come, easy go.
-rkc

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