By Sandy Kirby Quandt
Last weekend as Pilot and I drove home from a visit with my mother in Georgia, we stopped at a hotel we’ve stayed in many times before. The most recent being last December.
But my, oh my, how things had changed…for the worse. The front staff were unnecessarily surly, the room greatly deteriorated, the price gouged for the holiday weekend increased by $40.00. As Pilot said, it definitely was not a hotel that warranted that amount of increase.
So, what did I do?
I opened the door for Satan to charge in and get me aggravated. I allowed the disappointing hotel experience to steal my joy.
As Jon Gruden, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head football coach said one time, “A lot of things annoyed me.”
Ever been there? I imagine you have.
Driver cuts us off in traffic…we get annoyed.
Someone says an unkind word…we get annoyed.
The friend who promised to be there doesn’t show up…we get annoyed.
Checkout clerk is too chatty with the person in front of us, slowing down the line…we get annoyed.
They don’t show the appreciation we deserve…we get annoyed.
The front staff at the hotel-that-shall-not-be-named is anything but nice…we get annoyed.
(Interesting side note…when I began typing this, an email arrived from said hotel, asking me to fill out a survey regarding my recent stay. Do you think I should send them the link to this post? 😉 )
The Apostle Paul gave some very wise advice in 2 Timothy. Advice I choose to heed.
What about you?
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Stay away from foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they grow into quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23 (NCV)
I wish you well.
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