What is the best way to deal with bad manners? Yesterday I posted about some of the incidents at my local fruitshop, and my decision to act in a way which I hoped was assertive, but no doubt left the other shopper feeling bad. I hoped that by pointing out her lack of courtesy she might change her ways in future.
But now, as I reflect on that, I now start to think my own reaction was ridiculous. I kept calm – and certainly wasn’t aggressive but my motivation was all wrong. How arrogant of me to think that I have the right to try to make others do things differently.
Well last night I realised that I left one of the shopping bags of vegetables at the store. I think I must have been so distracted by the situation that I stopped paying attention to what I was doing. So I had to go down there today and buy it all again – a waste of time and money.
So now I’m wondering – was that just a little bit of karma?