As in-- "I understand you are going through a rough time right now, so rather than add to it by being an asshole. I am going to act like a nice guy." It would have been nice to deal with an officer who wasn't so eager to make up for his short stature the other night when we had our house fire.
As in--"I understand everyone has different coping mechanisms, and some people can not cope at all, so I am going to look to you to see what you need." Instead of making your coping style be what I want it to be.
As in-- "I understand having your home on fire is a very scary thing to deal with, oh and I see you are disabled, let's see if we can get you more comfortable. I'll be right back, I am going to talk with your husband a bit." (to see how I can help you cope better.)
Instead of telling me, "You better find someplace to sit down and stop freaking out! "
As in-- "I have dealt with many fires as a police officer, but I have not had one of my own, so no, I CAN'T imagine what you are feeling. However, I do have an understanding and I am very sorry."
Instead of telling me over and over again that I need to relax and calm down!
As in-- "It seems to me that you and I are having some difficulty understanding where we are each coming from, let me see if I can send over a different Officer to better help you."
Instead of threatening to arrest me (Of which I told him to go ahead...he said no, I am not going to...that is right asshole, because you do not have grounds.)
As in-- I can NOT understand people, who act this way, and treat others this way!
see the 2 posts below about our fire so far(pictures later on)...I suffer with anxiety and depression since my disability and near loss of my hand...so when you take a person with anxiety and put them into an extremely anxious situation, you are going to get someone that is freaking out a bit!
Different subject...U IS FOR UNDERSTANDING!
each week(on Thursdays) I offer an image from a collage sheet for all my followers to create some art with, so they can post a link in the comments section, and I can pick a random person to be the winner of the entire collage sheet provided by ALTERED PAGES. I do NOT understand, why no one is doing this. I have tried very hard to find out what people are looking for and providing those outlets. I have to admit it leaves me a bit disappointed.
I also do not understand why I had an enormous outpouring of people interested in doing WRECK THIS JOURNAL with me on Wednesdays(this was your idea, I was doing it daily)a lot of you, are my friends, or at least call me friend. Some of you haven't even bothered to get the book yet, a few of you stopped joining and sending images. I want to have an active blog and an interactive blog. Again I am disenchanted.
then there are the fun and freebies I do on Fridays. I am offering something for free just for guessing the date of my birthday this month...I had to run it 2 weeks in a row just to get a 1/2 dozen guesses. I have 92 followers...I do not understand this.
In parting, I quote Elvis Costello and ask...what's so funny about:
Peace, Love and Understanding?!
I am participating in alphabet-Thursday
you should go check it out
and see what all the fun is about
sponsored by the letter U
**This is my first time**