November 10, 2014
Nothing New Under The Sun!
With respect to the driver that was very rude to the Schneider driver and would not move forward 10 feet?
We all know people whom we find “difficult” in one way or another, and we’re all called upon to deal with difficult people at some time or another.
A difficult person may be one who is condescending, argumentative, belligerent, selfish, flippant, obtuse, or simply rude. Difficult people seem to know just how to “push one’s buttons” and stir up trouble. Dealing with difficult people becomes an exercise in patience, and grace.
In dealing with difficult people, we must guard against pride. It is important to recall the admonition given by many who avoid confrontation at all cost. regardless of our need to knock their teeth out. “For by the grace given me, I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith we have gained through wisdom.
So, when we know we must deal with a difficult person, we approach the situation in meekness. Respect your neighbor as yourself” including difficult people. This driver did a good job of that.
Dealing with difficult people is unavoidable. When we deal with difficult people, it’s easy to respond the way 3/4's of the trucking industry would.
With the "SAME" boring mundane stupid dribble, broken record comments. Where has the respect gone?
Folks. Sorry, It has always been gone.We just 'only' see it from people who chose to use it! And its magnified '1000' times by those who chose not to.
How much better it be, to allow our dealings with difficult people to bring out their frustration then by being extra nice! Thats extra hard, and takes a real grown up to do it.
And in the trucking Industry its hard to find them. Because everyone wants to bash the living hell out of everyone else. We need deal with difficult people with peace, patience, kindness, self-control. May someone extend us the courteousy someday when we find ourselves out of line? I hope so, because we are bound to have our bad day and become the “difficult people” ourselves!
Maybe share this, with this trucker. It wil teach him more than having some trucker swear at him and call him a stupid loser and all the other expletives that folks choose to use.
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