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posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:14 PM
Today I received a phone call from a representative of a large organisation wanting to know if I was satisfied with their recent service.

Now, phone calls are none too easy for me due to breathing difficulties - think of Malcolm in the Middle's little friend Stevie but about ten times worse - and my struggles were pretty apparent to the caller.

So, at one point in the conversation after I'd said something perfectly ordinary she said 'Aw, bless' in that way that's generally reserved for toddlers, the elderly or the decrepit.

I am now an 'Aw, bless' and I can't even be cross about it because it's actually amused me. And, to her credit, the company representative tried especially hard to sound sincere when she wished me a good evening at the end of the call.

I've noticed that sometimes - people on the phone try harder to sound as if they mean it when they wish me a good day although, I can tell, some of them feel a bit awkward. They might be thinking it's inappropriate because I'm unlikely to enjoy my day what with being sick.

But I appreciate them trying. It's good of them. A little kindness really does go a long way

edit on 15-11-2016 by berenike because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:19 PM
Liked reading your post.
Good people still exist!!!


Much love bud.

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:22 PM
a reply to: berenike

There's only one thing I can say in reply to this thread....

Awwwww, bless!

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:28 PM
Okay everybody, all together now:

"Awwwww.... bless."

Sorry berenike, but you kinda stepped into that one.

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:34 PM
Thanks guys - I can see you're trying.

Very much so...

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:40 PM

originally posted by: berenike

you're trying.

My mum used to say the exact same thing.

posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 03:36 PM
a reply to: berenike

You just patted them on the head like the "special" kids, didn't you?

Big Hug!!!!

posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 05:07 AM
Thanks everybody - I appreciate the response

Hug right back at you all:

Aww... bless. Pffffft.

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