I have taken 2 trips to Mexico in the past two years. Both times I have stayed at beautiful resorts that went out of their way to provide impeccable service. I thought surely this was just because it was a resort so I ventured out to explore the local areas. I am amazed at first the work ethic of the Mexican people, the joy, and the appreciation for the smallest things.
I then got to thinking about how impatient people in the US are and how entitled it appears we have all become. I am including myself in this statement so don’t come at me. Let me explain, I was standing at a small stand where people get drinks and the young man was making drinks as fast as he possible could, he acknowledged everyone as they arrived to ensure you knew he saw you.
Shortly after this greeting, a group of 5 caucasian men came up and snapped their fingers “stating Senor’ we have not yet been waited on”. What the hell? Do you not see this person doing everything they can to keep up and make you feel welcome. It took me a few minutes, yes I counted to 10 to ensure I would not cuss these ignorant entitled asshole men out. This is just one example of the things I observed.
I have to ask when did it become ok to treat another person with such disrespect?
When is it ok to think you are the most important person in the room and have complete disregard for EVERYONE else?
How can the Mexican community be so accommodating and happy when we know they are getting paid nothing?
What would ever make a person think it is ok to treat another person as less than?
What is the point of this post you ask? I truly came home after each visit and had such an appreciation for the beauty of Mexico, the wonderful people, and vowed to change the way I approach life in general. If a store is out of something you want, oh well. If you don’t get your food when you think it should be served, be glad you have food at all. Treat every person with kindness, no one is more important than anyone else, although I felt I have always done this a reminder is always welcome. In my humble opinion, the appreciation of things has taken over society, when truly what is important are relationships and caring for others.
I will no step down off my soap box, Thanks for tuning in
I was watching house hunter tonight on HGTV and I am amazed at the stupidity that I see from those who have endless money. So if you don’t have a door to close off the toilet is that is a deal breaker? shut up… Do you fart in front of your spouse? My husband knows that this is healthy as the doctor who did my intestine surgery 30 years ago stated that passing gas is essential so get over it, oh my god. If you have a place to sleep, people you love, I don’t care if it is a one room shack, celebrate… thats all
This blog post is just asking for those of you who follow me to provide your honest feedback. I would love to know what it is that you like about my blog, is it the posts are so random? That I tackle some serious topics at times? That I am honest and not afraid to be silly? Really just whatever.
I am asking because I am in the process of finishing my first book and I am also preparing for a podcast. I would love to talk about the topics and things that you want to hear or like. Please provide your thoughts: Ready GO……………..
So let me tell you a irritating story. A young lady is working at a store and another woman comes thru the line to check out while breast feeding her baby. The younger girl posts online, I can’t believe this lady came thru my line while breastfeeding, nothing derogatory, no mention of where she worked, just a statement. So someone finds out where this girl works, replies and all Hell breaks loose. The lady who was breastfeeding demands an apology from the business, the girl is suspended and a whole gang of breastfeeding moms are having a baby feeding sit in while being given refreshments. Really since when did making a statement become a crime, don’t we have freedom of speech in this country. Now let’s be clear, I could give a rip about seeing a woman’s breast or her feeding her child but I believe we as a society have become so stupid that we feel the need to organize a sit in for a comment posted online. If you have the right to breastfeed than this woman should have an equal right to her opinion. I’m irritated by everyone’s need to make everything a cause to prove a point…