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Do not get angry at the waitress because you had to wait too long for your food, or at the sales clerk because the store is out of the item you wanted. It is the situation, not the individual, causing the problem. It could be there is a new cook being trained who missed seeing your order, or the restaurant is short-handed because someone did not show up for work. Or it could be that the item you wanted is a popular item and the store sold out more quickly than anticipated. Try to look at the bigger picture, not just the one you are seeing.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|