Take a minute and think about how you treat the “extras” in the movie of your life. The guy who holds the door open for you at the office building, the delivery guy, the mail carrier, the girl who sits at the front desk, or even the janitor that you see every once in a while when you put in a few extra hours at the office. Some people will take the time to greet them or even stop to get to know them a little bit. When you see someone several times a week, it’s worth it to at least know their name, as this woman soon found out.
A lady worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when she finished with her work schedule, she went into the meat locker to inspect something, but in a moment of misfortune, the door closed and she was locked inside with no help in sight.
Although she screamed and knocked with all her might, her cries went unheard as no one could hear her. Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside.
One hour later, while she was contemplating the end of her life, the security guard of the factory eventually opened the door.
She was miraculously saved from dying that day.
She later asked the security guard how he had come to open the door because she knew that it wasn’t his usual work routine.
His explanation: “I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you’re one of the few who greet me in the morning and say goodbye to me every night when leaving after work. Many treat me as if I’m invisible.
Today, as you reported for work, like all other days, you greeted me in your simple manner ‘Hello’. But this evening after working hours, I curiously observed that I had not heard your ‘Bye, see you tomorrow.'”
He gave her a smile and continue. “I decided to check around the factory. I look forward to your ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ every day because they remind me that I am someone. When closing time came and went, I knew something had happened. That’s why I was searching for you.”
Can you imagine a situation like this? Maybe you’ve actually been in her position before (scary!). After the first few minutes, the panic surely set in. It is possible that she could have insulated herself well enough to have survived to the morning, but this was a terribly dangerous situation to be in! Her one saving grace was that she took the time out of her busy day to treat the security guard like a person and not just ignore him like her other co-workers. What goes around comes around, and in this case, her life was literally on the line. WOW.
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