What wold yo do? Part 3
What would you do? Part 2?
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A CALL FOR MUTUAL AID
my legs got burned to the second degree, so I finally took myself to the doctor, which I was forced to pay for out of pocket because I don’t have health insurance, which basically wiped out the money I had left to live on, so I increased this 250€ for my new latptop and basic necessities such as food.
The link to my kofi is this and it’s also in my bio
I’m 25% there and I’d just like to thank anyone who has donated or rebloged this so much
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Margareth Menezes, brazilian singer.
A cop walks into my job, and witnesses the customer in front of him is elderly, hard of hearing, slow moving, and a little rude.
Regardless, I continue to smile through it, speak louder so they can hear me, and try not to make them feel rushed while also finishing the transaction as quickly and politely as I can.
When the cop (in full uniform, gun and all) comes up to the counter, he commends my customer service skills. He talks about the person before him, and says something along the lines of “I don’t see how you remained calm and sweet, I couldn’t do that”
And THAT is the problem. I have a basic, retail, minimum wage job. That rude old guy was just one of the hundreds of people I encounter in a week. While most of my customers are sweet and understanding, there’s a portion of them that are rude, short, whatever. I get at least one a day; I smile through that brief interaction, and give everyone else the same genuine, sweet service I generally provide.
But I’m not the one who has been trained to de-escalate hostile situations. I’m not the one who some people depend on for safety, security, or logical reasoning. I’m not the one who carries a gun.
If I lose my temper with a customer, I could lose my job.
If he loses his temper with a citizen, they could lose their life.
I wish I could say I had a smart remark back. I didn’t. I was caught a lil off guard and I didn’t know how to respond to that. So I said nothing, scared that any response would be the wrong response.
Because if I lose my temper with a customer, I could lose my job. If I lose my temper with a cop, I could lose my life.