Respect...One leg at a time!
Posted on February 05, 2018
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people treat others poorly – I’m talking the waiter/waitress; the person in a different social circle, different (less prestigious) career – whatever it is – HUGE pet peeve! I’m not a fan of using absolutes, however you should NEVER assume something about someone else until you get their story. You’ve heard that saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” – such a true statement.Got a Dad’ism for ya! 😉 My Dad has always been in touch with different “levels” of people...so when I would hear who he was meeting or working with, at first I always got excited and asked if he was nervous or anxious -- he would always say "no, it doesn’t matter who they are, they still put their pants on one leg at a time."
It only took a couple of times of hearing that for me to really understand it. We are all equal, you are no better or worse than the person next to you – we both put our pants on the exact same way. Whether you are a president, a day laborer, a teacher, a lawyer, a student…we are all trying to achieve and do great things with our life. Don’t be ashamed, don’t be superior, be you – because that’s all you can be. And if you are never truly you…how will those ever really get to know you…?