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The Benefit of Being Nice without the Expectation of Something in Return


Do you think you’re a nice person? If so, do you expect people to be nice to you? do you expect something in return?When you’re ordering a Starbucks coffee in the morning, or when you’re paying for an item you want to buy, are you concerned about the person behind the counter?
When I go to a coffee shop (I worked in one a long time ago), I realized that that people treat the employees so horrible. As if they are meant to service their life for the person buying the simple coffee.
When I worked at a coffee shop, a while ago, it was still my very first couple of days, guests disregarded me completely, they were rude, they made me feel like I really didn’t matter at all, the people were horrible to me.
When things like that occur, people then wonder why the service is terrible at some places. People treat you like they’re entitled to be treated like royalty, but don’t treat the person in front of them with respect either, as if their job title makes them any less of who they are.
I quit the coffee shop, I felt like I deserved better.
The last time I went to a coffee shop, I was witnessing an encounter where a customer was being very mean to the Barista on duty. He noticed I was being very patient, I was very smiley and very nice( which I am to everyone), he started disregarding the rude customer. I needed help with almond milk, they were out in the front (it’s a self service coffee shop), I told him there was no almond milk and asked if they still had any, he found the carton and was about to pour it into my cup, but (and this was unconsciously) I told him that I could do it, he gave it to me, Afterwards, when I was ready to pay, he told me not to worry about it!
I was really shocked, I didn’t expect this at all, and obviously I can’t deny free coffee haha :P.
sometimes, I feel like when you’re of service to other people, people will be of service in return automatically.

Its like when they say, a smile is contagious? I feel so is generosity.

A lot of people think that because they have a lot of “followers” or things are going well for them, they develop this sort of entitlement or a sense of grandeur and expect people to treat them a certain way because of who they think they are.
It’s such total bullshit.
No title, no amount of followers, no amount of money in the bank account will give you an excuse to treat people like they’re any less than you are.
There is no such thing as “sense of entitlement” … I mean, yes, people feel entitled, but I mean that it’s just people’s ego’s, people let it get so big.
It wouldn’t hurt you to be considerate of the other person, we all have our shit to deal with, just because they work at a certain place doesn’t make them any less of a human being. We all breath the same air, drink water, experience the same emotions, a job is just a job, it doesn’t give you any level of respect.
Next time you go to a coffee shop, be nice to the employees.
You might just get a free coffee.
xoxo,
S.


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