“If there’s one thing I hate, it’s not knowing what’s wrong with someone and all you want to do is make them feel better.”―
This week’s Wednesday Word Prompt on partner Susan and my site is the word CONSIDERATENESS. It is a powerful word that when applied to our lives makes things flow smoothly and without stress.
The above video shows that dogs can be trained to wipe their feet on a mat when they enter their owner’s home. Can human beings also be trained to be this tidy?
Unfortunately in the building where I live a few tenants are not aware that the mud, debris and small rocks they track up to their fourth-floor suite is not only an eyesore but also a potential cause for accidents and personal injury.
For the past three weeks the two offending suite residents on the fourth floor have returned home from work and left their trail of rock, rubble, and debris on the stairwell steps. The person I feel sorry for is the building housekeeper who has to clean up the mess as best as possible.
I made two verbal complaints to the site manageress but she was indifferent to my suggestion to confront the guilty parties. She told me she would talk to the tenants but nothing tangible resulted from her supposed chat with them.
“They are hardworking people and probably are not aware of the mess and hazards they are creating.”
I told her I did not doubt they were hard working folks and added that the person cleaning up the building is also working hard on his knees and doing the best he can too. He too deserves some degree of consideration for his hard work.
I recently lodged a formal complaint and that seemed to rock the boat just right .I spoke to the housekeeper last Friday and he told me that the two offending suites will be given notice informing them that they will be charged for the additional cleaning their slovenly actions may cause.
Sometimes considerateness might be a double edged sword. Two parties on opposite sides of an issue need to be considered and from the get go one of the parties will feel slighted.
Do you have similar types of experiences? Does another person’s indifference cause you tension or grief. Tell us your own tale of woe.
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