So, some of you may remember that I work at a hotel; therefore, I meet lots of people. Most of the time, I meet people in passing and don’t even go as far as learning their names because neither of us will most likely see each other again. Still, I get a few people here and there that tell me their life stories and I enjoy hearing about them. This past week, I met Car. She’s an incredibly outgoing and gentle woman. A lot of people would refer to her as a hippy. I can see why as she prefers herbal remedies to prescriptions and loves to grow anything she can plant. And she’s super good at it, too. I told her once, while working a Houseman shift, that I have difficulty with plants because I suck at being consistent. She told me about one of her plants, a pregnant onion. (I’ve read the word pregnant so many times I keep thinking it’s normal. I need to lay off dad’s blog entries about mom’s pregnancy) So, Car offered to give me a seedling of said plant in an effort to prove me wrong and I accepted because I have always wanted to have a green thumb. After work, I headed up to her room and we talked for, roughly, an hour or so before I had to leave and hang out with mom.
Firstly, it felt really weird being in a guest’s room and not on the clock. I was glad she decorated the place to her comfort because it helped stop me from remembering that this was a hotel room that I have probably had to clean before. Secondly, Car’s dog Misty is one of my new favorite dogs (right up there with my dog, Hime- Nigel’s dog, and Penny- Brendan’s dog). Misty warmed right up to me once I sat down on Car’s bed with them. Third, Car gave me some herbal supplements to try out for sleep and anxiety. I’m excited to try them but I always get worried about their effects on me because some vitamins don’t like that I don’t enjoy eating when I take them. I guess I could try them over dinner one night.
So, Car brought up some pretty neat points throughout us talking and one of them was that you are the one who makes your day. Now, I have found that people like Car ~energetic af~ tend to make my day because they help me out of the shell, I tend to put myself in during some of my more tense shifts. People like her that are more outgoing and quicker to compliment make people’s day 80% better. And don’t fact check me. I just made that number up. Regardless, Car is right. And as much as I would love to count on her “Hey Babe” greetings every morning, I need to grab the reins of the morning. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with trying to help others out with a compliment or an even better attitude. I tend to copy those attitudes once they’re brought around me. I’m still bad about taking on people’s vibes. It’s something I need to work on since no one wants cranky staff during their hotel stay.
Okay, but I need to go to bed before I fall asleep sitting up. So, until next time, see you on-line.