Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Why Do Some People Always Complain?
Yes I did still manage the odd visit to a little local hostelry even though my mission was to lose weight and get fit.
As I walked the rest of my journey home I thought of the story of the couple who pulled into a petrol pump station, I think some of you may call it a gas station. The story is as follows.
After the pleasant and helpful attendant had filled the petrol tank, she very kindly wiped and washed the windshield. When she finished, the driver stuck his head out the window and said, "It's still dirty. Wash it again."
"Yes, sir," the attendant replied. After she cleaned it a second time, the driver said, "Don't you know how to wash a windshield? It's still filthy. Now do it again!"
The attendant scrubbed the windshield a third time, carefully looking for any messy spots she might have missed. By now the driver was fuming. "I can't believe you are so incompetent that you can't even do a simple job like cleaning a windshield! I'm going to report you to your boss!" he had of course forgotten that the attendant was not in fact obliged to wash it.
His wife, who up till that point had remained calm and silent, reached over and removed his glasses. She wiped them clean with a tissue, and then put them back on his face.
It was amazing how clean the windshield was!
Sadly there are so many speck inspectors in the world, ready to criticise everybody and everything. As I looked at the two sitting in that lovely little bar I wondered how many skeletons lurked in their cupboards.
Critical people always finds things wrong with others because they are looking through the dirty glasses of their hearts.
When our love for others decreases then our criticism of others can only increase. When our love of others increases our criticism will in turn decrease.
When we cherish the love offered strangely we have so much more to offer.
Now would it not be lovely if we could all bloggers together meet in this little inn for a chat and sharing session.
This is the way of the Tao. The Moron of the Glen.