Monday, November 26, 2007

Retail Rudeness and other things!

2 Timothy 3:1-3
1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

I almost forgot to share this. I work with a lady named Jeanette. She is one of the most even killed ladies you will ever meet. Consistent in every way in regards to her mood. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I have never seen her mad since I have known her. Well, we get some extremely self centered customers in our store. One called tonight and wanted her to measure :shirts and see what differences they had in length in the same size. Can you even imagine? While Jeanette was on the phone I saw the irritation rise...which is so rare. Anyway, another lady...Debbie went to check a size for the lady on the phone and it was taking too long so the customer said to Jeanette and I quote: "Does she not know what I am looking for....why is it taking so long...I am sitting in a cold car...can't she hurry!" I about died! We were inconveniencing her...she was in a cold car trying to place an order and we did not get the memo that she was the most important person on the planet! I am so glad that I didn't answer that call! LOL!

I also decided to put up the Christmas tree tonight. I put Morgan in her room and began to get the decor out of the attic. Anyway, you would think it would be a wonderful family event...nope. Rod would usually direct me on where to put the lights or ornaments from the couch. Morgan would rip the whole tree apart. I didn't think spanking and telling her about the baby Jesus went hand and hand. So I decided to go at it alone! I put everything together and brought the little booger down stairs. She was thrilled beyond measure. And then you guessed it! The beautiful moment ended in having to break out the spanking spoon for her ripping the ornaments off of the tree and trying to climb up it and tear the lights off. Joy!

Then, I had to do something really hard today and I was reminded again that doing what is right doesn't always mean it will be easy.
off to bed!


BethAnne said...

Ahhh, the spanking sppon. At our house it is lovingly referred to as just "the spoon". Usually all i have to do is say "Do I need to get the spoon out?" and everything is fine.
You are so right that doing the right thing is not always easy. I have seen it with my son lately. I have had to explain that because we love Jesus and want to please Him we dont always do the things other people do.
One thing is for sure, it may be hard to do the right thing, but you can never go wrong doing what's right.

Little Steps Of Faith said...

Don't you just love retail lol.

its up now.


SnappyCasualGifts said...

I know the feeling. My little one has thrown a pumpkin at the tree, thrown his blocks into the tree & pulled ornaments off. Yanked down a stocking to have the hanger fall on his head.

SnappyCasualGifts said...

that lady was rude. I would have had a hard time not telling her to call back another day, or better yet drive her car to the store.

darla said...

LOL..I can almost here the rudeness in that phone come in the store and get warm and look for your self..that would have been my advice to her!

Your Morgan sounds like my Lacey when she was the same age..girl I am praying for you..she was just like that and verbal like Beths melissa when young..the only advice I can truly give is to be consistent even when it seems to kill you, and pray your heart out..the goodnews-they grow up and become young ladies that you love to go to lunch with!

Bev Brandon said...

...and other things---I love love love love love love love it how you ended your post without even taking a breath or bracing us or beating a drum simply ended it by saying you had to do a hard thing and you did it and it wasn't EASY and so there...i just think you really made your God happy tonight doing His will not taking the comfortable path like Lot did. Lot chose for himself what was the easiest and it wasn't good. Jenny Hope chose her God's way tonight and then off to bed--woohoo! You are absolutely precious Jenny to your God and all of us!

jennyhope said...

Bev, what is so funny is that if you ever had a conversation you would know I dont take a breath! LOL! Some of the police were kidding me this weekend that there needs to be a talking Jenny barbie! It cracked me up!

Bethanne we call it the spoon to. She knows what that means...we have to give her the credit for being a 2 year old :). People don't think she remembers.

Snappycasualgifts, I forgot to add that Morgan yanked all of the stockings down last night and broke them. I laughed is what was bad. She didn't know she was breaking them.

darla...aww I don't want her to grow up :) but I bet it is fun! You guys are so sweet!

Faith @ The Great Adventure said...

Ohh, I have so much to look forward to when I enter the parenting phase! I need to appreciate the simple pleasures (like putting up the Christmas tree with TJ unhindered) while I still have them rather than just impatiently waiting for the next phase of life to start!

twinkle said...

Maybe you could make her a little tree just for her to play with. Unbreakable, soft ornaments would be perfect for her to be able to place on her tree. She is so must be really hard for you to set those boundaries for her.

And I'm glad it's a spoon and not a fly-swatter. I saw a picture of Priscilla Shirer at the Deeper Still event and she was so little with a fly-swatter in her mouth! I almost gagged! Maybe it was the spanking swatter and not the fly swatter ;)

You are a delight to read...

Bev Brandon said...

i loved that you talked back to us here...woohoo...i don't want to be a stalker but I CANNOT GET YOU OFF OF MY MIND RIGHT comment you made about THANKSGIVING just has so stuck with me...AND....i am praying for you and think that you are a young woman so full of your God and the choices you have made to follow Him and reflect His love are just beautiful to us. There are deep places in your soul where your God whispers and His Beauty pours out from you. We are so grateful to our beautiful God for what He has done in your life. He breathes so deeply on Jenny Hope. You honor Him so much with your life and struggles and cares. And I'm posting on retail rudeness on top of it! I just love you Jenny Hope and think so much of you! You are a beautiful girl! Beautiful Girl! You know the song...