Conversations

So the other day I was at a local store standing in line waiting to pay for a few items.  There was a woman in front of me and when it was her turn she politely greeted the cashier and asked him how was his day going.  The cashier was so taken by the woman’s greeting that he thanked her for being so kind and told her that it really meant alot to him that she was so polite.  He went on to say how it is so difficult to work in retail because there are times when people are extremely rude and you can’t say anything to them because you have to be nice to them at all times.  I interjected by saying that I completely understand having worked in retail for several years and yes people can be very rude for no particular reason.  The woman then said that she has worked in the bio-medical field for 20 years and it’s no different, in fact it seems as though the more letters that someone has behind their name the worse they are.  I agreed with her whole heartedly.  Why do some people suddenly get a sense of superiority when they get one or more college degrees?

I would really love to read your thoughts about this.

 As always LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE!

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2 Comments on “Conversations”

  1. Zach says:

    “Why do some people suddenly get a sense of superiority when they get one or more college degrees?”

    I say it’s a culture that rewards this behavior. People are taught to look up to a meaningless name or a meaningless set of symbols on a person shirt (i.e. Epaulettes) to denote ‘accomplishment’ and ‘value’ instead of what a person actually produces or creates. Same thing applies to retail in that customers are considered ‘valuable’ and thus ’empowered’ given that they are willing to give up their money even though it’s really the people who create the goods that create the value.


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