Have you ever had such a bad day that you would tell anyone who came near you…whether you knew them or not?! What is it about being angry that makes us want to tell anyone and everyone who will listen? If someone goes to a restaurant and receives the food that they asked for, in a decent amount of time, cooked just the way they like it, who are they going to tell? Probably no one. If they’ve been to the restaurant several times and had a good experience at every visit, they still will probably have nothing to say…but watch out if they have even ONE bad experiences out of those many, many good ones! They will tell EVERYONE!
A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi,and the cabbie says, “Perfect timing. You’re just like Frank.”
Cabbie: “Frank Feldman. He’s a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time.”
Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”
Cabbie: “Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy.”
Passenger: “Sounds like he was something really special.”
Cabbie: “There’s more… He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody’s birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right.”
Passenger: “Wow, some guy then.”
Cabbie: “He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman.”
Passenger: “An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?”
Cabbie: “Well, I never actually met Frank. He died . . . I’m married to his widow.”
This cabbie just needed to vent – and this poor passenger just happened to be the only one around! I’m sure the new wife doesn’t complain all that much…but any sort of criticism can make it hard to move forward. This guy is out everyday, working hard…but it just never seems to be enough! People don’t like to talk about the good things – only the bad! I hope his day got better!
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