posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 01:59 PM
I'm not really sure what the point of this is but...
This morning, I was waiting for my bus to work. Some dude kinda stumbles up to me asks me if I smoke then demands a cigarette from me. This was the
second guy in about two minutes to ask for a smoke and he was fairly rude so I said no. Guy started getting pissed off and starts to storm away.
Suddenly he stops turns around and whips a can pf gingerale at me. It missed hit the wall behind me and exploded all around me. I was really close to
reacting fairly negatively at this point, but decided going to work was better than being arrested so I just kinda stood there. He stormed off but
ended up on the same bus as me.
He got on and I started to call him out on what happened. He just kinda stopped and apologized and started telling me he was on his way to jail and
he'd spent the night trying to kill himself shooting up heroin but it didn't work because he kept waking up....
In the end we kinda shook and made up and I went to work and i'm guessing he continued his journey to jail....
I dunno it just got me thinking about people's reactions to situations and how it can change the outcome of whatever's happening. I could've snapped
started freaking out probably ended up in a fight could've been arrested or hurt. Could have ended up hurting the dude, which in the end I would've
regretted. The guy could've reacted differently to my refusing giving him a cigarette. Honestly if he'd come up to me from the beginning and told me
what he told me on the bus I probably would've given him a smoke.
Sorry for the ramble it was just one of those things that helped me remember that while you may not be able to control a situation you can control how
you react to them...sometimes it's the difference between making a #ty situation better or making it a whole lot worse.
edit on 3/7/2018 by
dug88 because: (no reason given)