When was the last time I stood out anywhere? Last week, when I went to the lab to have a CT Scan done (my doctor said the paperwork had been faxed and I did not need to bring anything). I arrived about 1130AM, took a seat, and about 20 minutes later one of the staff personnel approached me and said there was a mix up regarding the paperwork and the CT Scan would have to be done on Thursday, and they “apologize for the inconvenience…”
If there was a time for me to have kept my mouth shut, that would have been the time to do so. But no, I had been up since 5AM, had not eaten and had taken the morning off from work to do this, not to mention being in traffic and having to look for parking… that you had to pay for…I just lost it and began yelling and telling them that it would have been nice if I had been contacted prior to leaving the doctor’s office, saving time, stress, and money…and to add insult to injury I was then told that I would have to drink a solution to ready me for the procedure…I was now wearing the donkey head…I definitely earn that one. Now l know how Pinocchio must have felt. So save myself from further embarassment, I made the appointment and got out there as fast as I could.
I had stood out in a not so nice way and because I did not get my way I got loud and belligerent and made sure everybody heard me. If there was a saving grace no foul or vulgar language came from my lips. I just wanted to shrink like Fred Flintstone did when he attempted to embarrass Mr. Slate at the employee’s ball and got called out on it.
I prefer being out of the spotlight as oppose to standing in it… I am not comfortable in that position and when I do stand out, the results in the end are disastrous…especially when I lose my cool.
This is in response to The Daily Post on the following topic:
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?
I was not in a crowd, but for that moment I did stood out and wish I hadn’t’.