Rushing not to keep people waiting because Lord forbid that would be a social faux pas of mass porportions.
Or would it?
Can we not be a bit kinder and more patient with people who require extra time?
I know this is just one small example of allowing time to become less important to rush toward and more important to live in.
The lack of time to do this very simple act of putting my money and wallet away has always annoyed me. In fact, come to think of it, I have watched it happen for generations. I remember as a little girl watching my own mother nervously thumbing her way through her purse and being a victim of the Old Wallet Rush. I remember thinking it was odd it has to be this way, but somehow over time I just learned to accept it.
Well the dreaded "wallet rush syndrome" reared its ugly face again big time today and I feel compelled to talk about it.
I was picking up a few things at the grocery store. I proceed to pay. While I am closing my wallet and struggling to put it back in my purse., I notice that the elderly lady who was just served ahead of me was also doing the same. The elderly lady noticed me noticing her AND that not only was her turn at the checkout long over, but my turn was expiring as well. She says "sorry". I tell her to take her time and made a joke about ladies purses.
Meanwhile, the cashier serving us proceeds to shove my receipt in my face. My time was now officially expired!
Literally, the cashier was irritated because neither of us were moving fast enough. She had other people she had to serve. I do not blame her really..... we are all programmed this way. RUSH RUSH RUSH....... like little roboots moving onto the next task, forgetting why we are doing what we are doing in the moment we are doing them.
Now, maybe I am getting old or I just don't feel the need to please people and conform to these things anymore, but I didn't take the receipt shoved under my nose. Instead, I decided to go even slower.
It felt like forever as she held her hand stretched out with my unclaimed receipt in my face. I held my ground. I did not appologize.
When I was finally content that my wallet was safe in my purse, I turned to the lady behind me waiting to pay and I smiled.
On Jan 30, 2013, I vow to NEVER rush while putting my wallet away again. More importantly, I encourage us all to take our time & be more patient with each other.
Much love ♥,