Quote of the Day: “Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility.” ~ James Levine
Song of the Day: Here Comes the Rain Again by The Eurhythmics
State of mind: Ponderous
Date: March 9th, 2009
In life it’s seems odd but the small dilemmas we are confronted with can cause just as much, if not more, consternation then the big ones. Mostly because they are small and one becomes torn about how much of a fuss to make to correct a situation- if any. You justify letting whatever it is go and move on with your life, but have to wonder if doing that so often makes you life’s bitch.
So, just for fun, I’ll describe one of many small dilemmas I found myself facing and just to see how everyone else would have handled it.
Today’s Dilemma for deconstruction: On Friday I called in an order of Chinese food for pick up. They gave me my order number and told me 15 minutes. Cool. I stopped at the pharmacy first and then sat down at the few tables in front of the register and waited for my food. She rang up my order and I recall the amount stirring something in the back of my brain, but I ignored it while at the register, but not enough that when I got to my car I didn’t stick my hand in the bag and see if I had the correct amount of containers, thinking I must have more than I ordered. Because I came up with the same number of containers for what I ordered and didn’t investigate further. Five miles later as I’m pulling the food out of the bag at home, I discover how wrong I was not to checked.. I knew I should have checked. Why didn’t I check!? But it was too late now… right?
What should I have done? I got order number 86 but was supposed to get 89 so that means when 86 showed up for their order, they were probably handed mine. Or they didn’t. Who knows what happened. But should I have called? Should I have packed up the food and driven all the way back to get a credit for the wrong amount and then waited for my correct order? Because I most definitely did not do that. It was the end of a long week, I was home with my shoes off, it was drizzling, and I didn’t want to go back out in the rain. And maybe I felt like it was partly my fault since I had an inkling something was wrong but ignored it. Besides, the stuff in the bag looked just as good so we ate that. I mean, I already paid for it, so why not?
So… in that situation, what would you have done?
Show Quote of the Day: “In my body, where the shame gland should be, there is a second awesome gland.”