Random thoughts when you don’t have the details

This is another one of my posts I did on Facebook. I posted it seven years ago. I have mixed feeling but this now, I think I’ve grown a bit since then.

I try very hard to never generalize, or paint with a broad brush, especially when it comes to human beings, but occasionally, I have an experience at a motor vehicle registration office, or a post office and the term “good service” just doesn’t apply. Have you ever gone to the post office when the line is backed to the entry door, and there’s only one person serving at the counter? Furthermore, for some reason the individual at the counter seems to work even slower as the line gets longer. And to top that off, there always seems to be some other associate walking back and forth from somewhere in the back, but this person doesn’t help serve the ever-increasing line of customers.

I’ve come to suspect that somewhere deep down these public servants realize they’re the only game in town. You get it from them, or you don’t get it.

As I said, I don’t want to generalize, because on some occasions I get the best customer service one can want at these places. It’s unfortunate that the sour-faced automatons ruin it for the good ones.

I know this isn’t nice, but sometimes…

I’m old and blessed…hope you will be too.

3 thoughts on “Random thoughts when you don’t have the details

  1. CG February 10, 2022 / 5:13 pm

    I know what you mean and what often surprises me are the times the service is good rather than not so good

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    • oldandblessed February 10, 2022 / 5:17 pm

      I like your comparative language: good rather than not so good vs. good and bad. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. catterel February 10, 2022 / 5:19 pm

    I always try to sympathise (or is it empathise?) with the lone civil servant having to deal with everything and everyone as the mood gets darker and darker, but sometimes it’s really hard o imagine that this is just the result of a headache or a row with their spouse!


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