Ellie and I had to be out of the house today from 11-3 for a "broker's open house." Basically, real estate agents walk through your home and hopefully try and sell it to one of their clients. This is all well and good, except I have the worlds worst cold. My head hurts, my throat is on fire, my whole body aches, and I go into great coughing spasms. Fun.
To try and make the day bearable, I decided to conduct an experiment to see if being extra nice to others would make me feel better. I just complimented people, was sure to smile and say hello, held doors, etc...
Wow. People are so jaded and rude!
I told this other mom at the library that I loved her necklace and she just kind of nodded and walked away.
I let a dude go ahead of me at the grocery because he only had a few items and I had a whole cart full and nary a word of appreciation.
I held the door for at least 5 people and only one said thanks.
Most people looked away when I smiled at them.
Seriously. It was really sad. I am losing hope for all mankind. I mean, how hard is it to smile at someone who is smiling at you?
Wow. Just wow.