We went down to the cemetery on Saturday to visit Raymond’s grave and leave both he and his little girlfriend flowers, for you who have been with us a while know the story but for a refresher read A Few Extra Flowers, Saturday was his birthday so this road trip was a necessity for us. The flowers Cindy picked out were awesome and the Happy Birthday Balloon added a bit more color to decorate our little Happy Birthday wish for the memory of our child to live on.
Leaving the cemetery at lunchtime threw us into a search for a place to eat, we found a burger joint we had never been to and was pleasantly surprised with the food although a bit shocked at the prices but I think this is the trend no matter where you go now days, Islands was the name of the place and the menu rang out Hawaiian named foods which I could not pronounce, I had the Kilauea that sounded like “Killer Whale” when the waitress pronounced it back to me, it was a burger crusted with Jalapeno, black pepper and all kinds of other stuff I cant remember, I can just tell you that it was good and I would eat there again with no problem.
Speaking of no problems, I have compassion for people who need help in a situation or who have a problem and address it in a proper manner, with this said a young woman and a child of about ten years old came in right after we did and sat in the booth behind us, she placed their order and all was well until our food came out ahead of hers, the waitress turned after placing our food on the table and walked to the back, this young woman sprang to her feet and really made a spectacle of herself, she yelled that she was leaving and pointed to the young boy with her to follow, poor kid was so embarrassed I felt so bad for him, she stomped and kicked all the way out the door and just as the door closed, out came the waitress carrying their food with a blank look on her face at the empty table, we told her that they had walked out and pointed to them walking across the street to another restaurant. The cashier said the lady was upset because her food had taken too long, well had she waited about thirty seconds before blowing up she would have had half of her meal eaten in the amount of time it took her to walk across the street, had she simply asked the waitress how much longer before her food was coming out then she would have had no reason to act like the fool she made herself out to be.
Jumping the gun and overreacting can backfire on you pretty quickly, causing a problem where there is not one only makes you out to be the fool, responding loudly and over shouting someone who is in the wrong takes you to a lower place than the one who is actually in the wrong, with all of this said let’s all take Jerry’s advice from the last post. The Secret for all of us to live a happy life and leave a positive influence behind is simply to: Just Be Kind.