A while ago i had a job at a cafe. It didn’t last long but during this time i learnt a couple things the first being, how to deal with rude people. I can’t tell you how many times someone spoke to me like an invalid, like i didn’t know what i was doing, which i guess in some case was true, because i didn’t know why i was there. But of course even if you made a mistake it doesn’t give these strangers the right to belittle you.
Before i could figure out how to deal with this, i first had to figure out why. Why did some strangers feel the need to attack me and my colleagues for miner mistakes, or for literally nothing? Well i stumbled upon a quote from David J.Pollay and it is as follows ” Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you.” David then went on to write a book all about this called ‘The Law of the garbage truck’ and no surprise it was massive. Because it makes sense. Some people really are like garbage trucks. And if you do anything that slightly annoys them then they see it as the perfect opportunity to get their frustration out.
I learn’t he best thing you can do is smile, wish them well and move on. They are clearly dealing with something bad or are just generally unhappy, pity them and know not to take it personally. You’ll be happier for it.