#ThisDaysJoy: Being the Change
March 16, 2023
Today was the day I’d scheduled the car to go into the dealership for its routine oil change and tire rotation. Nothing big, but still something to add to my to-do list for the week.
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When I scheduled the appointment, I didn’t know what the weather was going to be, then all week, the forecast was for pouring rain. Oh goody! an oil change i the driving rain.
This morning I checked the weather and saw that the forecasted rain was pushed off until this afternoon. I hoped I’d be able to get to the dealership and back without being inundated in the deluge.
I pulled my car in the service bay doors, left my keys in the car, and went up to the service desk. There were a couple of service people there helping other customers so I waited.
And I waited.
The two people behind the desk ignored me, even after they got done with their customers. Another guy came in and sat down…and still nothing.
I continued to wait. By this time, I’d been standing there about ten minutes.
Finally one of the gentlemen who drives the courtesy van asked if I needed a ride somewhere around town, and I said, “No, I’m just waiting for someone to get the car checked in.”
Suddenly people were jumping up and helping me right and left. And in the end, the guy who did help me offered me 1/2 off the cost of the oil change to make up for me having to wait.
So today it’s all been about change. The oil change to keep the car running smoothly. The change in the weather so I didn’t end up getting soaked. The change in price for the oil change to make amends for the sluggish service.
Most importantly, the change in my attitude as Ron (my service guy) his best to make the situation right.
But my day has gotten me thinking how it’s all up to each one of us to CHANGE the way we think about things, to CHANGE the way we respond to things, to CHANGE the attitude we bring to the day.
Wishing you a blessed end to your day!
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