Random Thursday

You know that feeling that you get when someone, who not only believed lies told about you, but helped spread them, tells you they are truly sorry for their part in the whole affair? No? I didn’t before last week, now I do, let me tell you it is quite freeing indeed. More freeing was offering them forgiveness and meaning it.

This weekend is the Testerman family reunion in Oklahoma, I am so excited! More excited than usual, you see we are having a very special guest! I should digress here, all Testermans have the same story, if you ask anyone with that last name they will tell you the story of Thomas Testerman. The very first one that came here, fought for the colonist and settled in Virginia, had three sons and from there is where we all come from.

On Facebook (naturally) a Testerman set up a page for us all, we flocked to it, met each other, formed a commaraderie with them and we all call each other cousin. Well, one of them is coming to ours! He is flying in tomorrow morning and we get to meet him, this is so exciting.

I have other news, about the reunion, I will be camping, yes, camping, in a tent, can you believe it. I am so not a tent person, but I borrowed one from my friend Matt and I have sleeping bags, cots, cooler, lights and bug spray. So this should be completely interesting, as my idea of roughing it is a hotel without mints on the pillow.

One other thing, I will be eating my way through this weekend, my cousin Cindy can cook, like really cook and it’s good, like really good. There is no turning down good southern home cooking, especially hers.

The past few weeks at work have been rough, I am not going to lie, people are not nice, I have found that people treat voices on the phone with great disdain and complete rudeness. Sometimes beyond rude, it is shameful, the language, the volume, the tone and the complete disrespect. I truly understand that they are frustrated, however, we are there to help and that is what we want to do. It is nearly impossible to help when we get no cooperation from the person on the other end.

Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the kids being home from school, I don’t know, I do know that if you are out there and you have to call tech support, I sincerely hope you remember you are speaking to human beings. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, a really good rule to remember.

I try and remember it every day, in all walks of my life, I try never to do to others, speak to others as I would want them to do to me, speak to me, treat me and generally behave with me.

They say you teach by example, I am losing faith in that concept as I have treated some people the way I want them to treat me and it did not happen.

The thing is, it’s ingrained into my very core to behave that way and I can’t seem to change it, sometimes I wish I could, but I can’t.

I will leave you with this, I never lie, it is much easier to tell the truth, eventually you always get caught.

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