Started out idealistically. I tend to give the gift of kindness regularly. Although showing kindness feels tremendous, the flip side not so much. I must be around the wrong types of people because my gestures of kindness fell flat this week. Meaning my kindness was taken for weakness.
First scenario, I borrowed an employee from another office to perform work in my office. I put the route up for her and other employees set up the packages for her and we gave her options on how to pull down the route for delivery. She said, “She got it.” I called her throughout the day to see how she was doing she reassured me she was fine. A short time later she called to tell me she would be running out of gas soon.
I proceed to take her the gas and fill the tank. The employee looks confused I ask her what’s wrong she says she doesn’t know where to go I tell her and she goes on. I have a feeling she doesn’t know what she’s doing and wait until she returns to her starting point. Upon further investigation she is completely turned around so I decide to ride with her to ensure everything gets done correctly and we could get back to the office in a timely manner.
She had to fill up her tank again having no money and said she would give me the money the next day. We all know the result of this. No show.
I lend my pickup truck to my deceased husbands friend to help him move furniture and items from his old place to his new. His significant others car breaks down and I let them borrow the van for a week until her car is repaired. Something with the clutch went bad on the pickup and he said no problem he’d fix it. What no answer on his phone after these good deeds were done! Some friends! So much for kindness!!!