On Facebook earlier this evening:
Me: Is it possible to accidentally do something rude?
Joy Durham: Yes. I've done it.
Mario Marsillo: yes absolutely
Here's why I asked:
I was accidentally rude today and felt super bad. I was at
Whole Foods at lunch and after I threw away my stuff, I somehow got some kind
of lunch residue, possibly someone else's, from the trash receptacle and just
went and made a grab at the napkins just above. What I failed to realize is
that there was a woman gong for the same napkins and I basically stuck my hand
above hers taking the napkins to clean the scuzz off my hand. She gave me a
death stare once I noticed and I apologized and tried to explain that I was on
autopilot hving been grossed out at the though of someone else's scuzz on my
hand but she continued with the death stare and seemed to be unforgiving.
Mario offered some additional feedback after I posted the story:
I think she was just grossed out by what happened the reason
didn't matter. I think there is an unforgiving vibe running around like a flu.
This is the second story heard about Whole foods and unforgiving customers in
two weeks. The first one was from a neighbor who said a customer yelled at a
cashier for incorrect price scan and kept yelling while they were doing a price
check alas the cashier was just doing protocol. People that buy high end foods
are demanding a farmers markets hot beds of politics and media agendas.
What are your thoughts?