People who laugh often and have a good sense of humor can deal with stress easier. I have read this in many articles. Today I was able to put that to the test.
I reached for my telephone. It was not working. I tried to turn the television on. It was not working. I messed with the connection wires and nothing happened. That was a beginning to a bad attitude.
Promptly at 9a.m. I called my service provider and was greeted by a sweet sounding voice. The lady was very customer service friendly. I proceeded to tell her my problem with a tone of voice that was not so pleasing. As she tried to help me I interrupted her and told her just to have someone come and fix the problem. Now as I said before, I already had a bad attitude before I placed the call.
As I was talking I looked toward my wall at the electric switch that I never touch. Well let me not say never. The switch was turned to the off position. One flick of the switch and everything was back in working order.
I then apologized to the customer service rep. for my poor attitude and we laughed together. In addition while I had her on the line I purchased a better Internet service which also fixed the problem that I was having with my computer.
Yes, I am human. I am grateful for the ability to change my attitude, laugh at myself and make an apology. Now I have to remember to put tape over that switch and practice maintaining a better attitude when those little sillies ruffle my feathers.
Originally posted 2010-12-01 18:31:32.