When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?
In life we as humans face a lot of confrontations, sometimes I walk straight in, other times I try to ignore them.
Once I bought a shop vac and brought it home, when my daughter tried to put it together she noticed a part was missing, without that part the equipment was useless.
Next day I took it to customer service, the lady looked at it and said, “I’m sorry you cannot return those.”
Without asking me why I brought it back she gave me a reply which I wasn’t ready to hear. I wasn’t going to head for the hills, I took the confrontation approach, “What do you mean you wouldn’t take it back,” I said.
She said, “customers buy these take them home, use it and bring it back, our policy is not take them back.”
I was not pleased, I replied, “look you should ask the question why I brought it back and you shouldn’t assume all the customers are the same.”
She was ready to listen, I showed her there was a part missing, I could not use it without the part. I returned the shop vac and came home.
Whatever I say is ineffectual,
my mind nods ___ it’s not,it’s not.
The words that fulfills my heart
why don’t they ring in my instrument!
It only fills my emotion
my heart is overcast with clouds;
sometimes it rends like a flash of lightning
splits my heart what does it want to show!
Silent dumb stupid in deep darkness
suddenly at midnight it cries in a hundred streams.
Burden of words choke, oh you paralyzed heart,
where did you lose your songs.
No flute,just useless breath___
instead of music only tears.
Good and Evil (Photo credit: WELS.net)
Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature. It is the first Nobel prize won by Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
O ,Mother Of Bengal let your sons experience good and bad deeds,sorrow and joy,ups and downs in life.
Let your sons be human
O most affectionate mother land__in your land of millions
Don’t keep them as innocent children any more.
Let them explore all the countries whichever is the place
make them independently find that abode.
Every step of the way you are protecting them from making small mistakes
do not restrict them and hold on to them as obedient sons.
by giving their life ,enduring pain and suffering, alone
let them distinguish between good and evil.
Take your pious,weak and peaceful sons
let them be homeless, daring and reckless.
O, my admirable mother you have kept your seven million sons,
as Bengalis_____you have failed to raise them as human beings.
Translation by Ranu