Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.
The plane moves faster and faster down the runway and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport. As it begins to look as though the plane will plough in to the water, panicked screams fill the cabin. At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.
In the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and says,"ya know, Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all gonna die."
So, are you one of those people who sees something terribly wrong but thinks there might be an honest explanation and so keep your mouth shut? How about when your service is just awful or the food at a restaurant is bad. Do you speak up? Or are you quietly burning inside wishing later that you HAD said something?
So often we find ourselves in situations where we are faced with the decision on how to react. For instance, when someone is overtly rude to us at work in a smarmy, cocky kind of way, we can react in any of three ways:
- We can 'be the better person' and just let it all slide off of us. (even though we know inside that we are just pissed!)
- We can react with righteous anger and call them out for their remarks.(and risk that they act all innocent in front of everyone as if they had not done it intentionally)
- Or we can plan ways to get even!
So which way do you react when faced with someone like this? Do you act differently depending on who it is, and what their 'status' is? Do you ever have regrets for how you have reacted?
As always, put your brave faces on and leave me a reaction
Have a great day!