When was the last time you took a risk(big or small), and pushed your own boundaries– socially,professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome? A few years ago my daughter and I were invited to a get-together party in a friend’s house. There were a lot of people there, food was served I was waiting my turn to get some food, my daughter was ahead of me, when she was about to get the food, one of our old acquaintance stopped her and asked some unexpected questions. I knew nothing about it until we were ready to get into the car, my daughter told me about it and made up her mind never to attend these parties. I was angry, this person always looks for an opportunity to embarrass us. When we got home I dialed his number, he was not at home, I left a message to call me next morning, when my call wasn’t returned by 9 am, I called again, I was firm I told him he must never harass me or my daughter in the presence of strangers. I reminded him if there was anything he wanted to know , he should ask me directly. He tried to make excuses for his behavior but I did not let him. The same person has been doing this kind of irritating thing since we met him, I attempted to stop him, my husband would not let me. This time I felt he had crossed the limit I must prevent him from being a jerk. I was satisfied with the outcome, I was never bothered by him again! k:
Tell us about a bullet you’re glad you dodged– when something awful almost happened, but didn’t.
It happened to me once when I was on my way to my uncle’s house in Dhaka,it was a late afternoon, I had hired an auto rickshaw because it was faster than the regular rickshaw.
I noticed the driver kept stopping pretending there was something wrong, after the third time, I was disgusted it would be dark soon, so I made the decision I’d hire the regular rickshaw to continue my journey.
I told the driver he had wasted enough time I wasn’t interested to let him stop this many times. I got off and got the regular rickshaw to go to my uncle’s house.
On the way the rickshaw driver told me,”You’ve made the right decision to change, that auto rickshaw driver is a crooked guy, who knows what was on his mind?”
I breathed a sigh of relief, I had dodged the bullet, “God is always helping me I quietly whispered!”
Anne wanted to host a party for her friend Cecilia and husband Harry as a going away present, she called her cousin Francine to help her organize the event .
Francine took the responsibility of decorating the house, Anne got busy making a list of foods she’d serve, the only problem she was facing was her aunt Millie who found out about the party, and zoomed in out of nowhere, insisting she had the most amazing idea for the party.
Aunt Millie was not the most ideal person for Anne and Francine to get help from, the situation was tricky they couldn’t say no, but didn’t want her presence either,they knew she was disliked by most of the people in their friends’ circle.
Anne and her cousin were discussing about the seating arrangement, Anne thought her friend Sylvia was a good friend of Cecilia and Harry, so she decided to put her beside Cecilia.
Sylvia was one person Aunt Millie disliked, when she heard her name and found out she was invited, Aunt Millie was so furious she stomped out of the house!