A Belgian friend was in Bahrain on a contract job. He is staying in a Four-Star hotel.
So he went into the dining area to have breakfast one morning and here's what happened next.
"𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢, 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨. 𝙎𝙤 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙄 𝙬𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙚𝙜𝙜𝙨. 2 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙧𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙩'𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙. 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 "𝙄 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛-𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚" 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮. 𝙎𝙤 𝙄 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙜𝙜𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙜𝙪𝙮𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙎*&^. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚. 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙚."
What would you do if it were you?
What he did is unconventional and that's why I love it.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭, 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
Human beings are wired to do whatever they want to do.
And sometimes it does not include what you want.
In life, we must learn to accept circumstances for what they are.
You may want the waiters and waitresses to be held accountable for the lack of service.
You may wish that the hotel gives you something to make up for disappointing you.
You may want the supervisor to apologize on their behalf.
You may want to be compensated with an apology, a free meal or a free night, or a coupon to the spar because you want them to take care of your disappointment.
The hard truth is, no one is obligated to do anything for you. In mindfulness, we teach acceptance. Accept that you recognize the bad at face value as well as the good. That humans will be what they want to be and it has nothing to do with you.
Yes, their behavior might hurt their service because customers may walk away complaining.
I used to be in sales and in treating the customer as the king, I was taught that a disappointed customer will tell four people but a happy customer will tell one. Basically, bad news spreads like a wildfire.
What my friend did was he took the responsibility for his feelings. He did not wait for any compensation or apology to make him feel better.
He simply thought that I need breakfast and I'll do whatever it takes to get it without inconveniencing anyone.
If there's a possibility that what you are waiting for may not come, then strap up that apron and 𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐎𝐖𝐍 𝐄𝐆𝐆𝐒!!
✨𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐭, 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮! 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅-𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇!
✨𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅- 𝐅𝐔𝐋𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐞!
✨𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧'𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬. 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥, 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲!✨𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅-𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐅𝐘𝐈𝐍𝐆!!
Take your power back by creating your own life the way you want it.
I teach high-achieving, multitasking women to take their power back in circumstances where they feel like they are losing control. If that's you then contact me here for a chat to see how I can help.