Friday, July 02, 2010

Pharmacy Notes

OK, so I have come up with a new game I'm going to play while I'm at work on my ministry assignment.
It's called, I'm Going To Be So Nice To You That When You Reflect On This Interaction, You Will Be Ashamed of the Way You Treated Me. And it's inspired by an interaction I had with a customer last weekend.
Oh, this man was mad.
And rude.
And irrational.
But, thank God, HE calmed my racing heart, kept my tears at bay, and helped me get through the situation. And God reminded me - this problem at the pharmacy was likely not the first thing to go wrong with this man's day. It was probably one circumstance in a long list of things which was upsetting him, and I just happened to be the *lucky one* to take the brunt of his frustration.
So, in preparation for the next time it happens, I'm turning it into a game. Cuz if I'm playing a game, maybe I won't feel like crying.



TheUnSoccerMom said...

You're not the only one who has to play this game. I get to play this game at least twice a week and it's no fun while you're going through it.

Isn't great to have a Father we CAN cry to if we need to though? And because of Him we can forgive those that put us in that situation and pray for them.

I hope you have a wonderful July 4th weekend!! :o)

O Mom said...

This is a great game idea. And just thinking of it as a game helps too. I could really play this with my tired cranky children or my stressed out husband..... :)

Patricia said...

Love your perspective, Karen! I'm going to give this game a try when my daughter is being exceptionally cranky ;)

Have a WONDERFUL, "Jesus-ful" July 4th weekend!!

Karen Hossink said...

Jodi - No fun while you're going through it - for sure. But it's good to know we aren't going through it alone.

O Mom - I hadn't thought of playing it with my family, too. Brilliant! *grin*

Patricia - I thought your daughter was only exceptionally cute. *wink*

luvmy4sons said...

Aaawh! I always so love your gracious heart! What a blessing you are! Good for you! Heap burning coals on their heads! LOL! *grin*

Karen Hossink said...

Leslie - Thanks. I'll try to remember to bring my shovel with me every time I go to work. *grin*