Monday, 15 December 2008

Things of the past won't last

There is nothing I love so much as when someone tells me that I have no option. I like it in particular when the person then adds some trite philosophical remark, such as "in life, we cannot always get what we want."

My previous spare parts supplier told me that I had no option, so I found a new supplier. My internet provider acted as though I had no option, so I changed providers. My computer repair shop told me that they were the only option for that brand of computer, so I threw away the old computer and purchased another brand.

My old bank told me that I had no option, so I opened accounts in three other banks.
My old plumber told me that I had no option, so I learned how to replace tabs myself. The painter told me that I had no option, so I hired someone else to paint the house. My old country told me that I no option, so I changed countries.

When someone tells you that you have no option, give yourself a break. Don't get upset, don't give a snappy reply. Don't bother. Nod, smile, and move on.
Things of the past won't last.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by MélineW under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Things of the past won't last

There is nothing I love so much as when someone tells me that I have no option. I like it in particular when the person then adds some trite philosophical remark, such as "in life, we cannot always get what we want."

My previous spare parts supplier told me that I had no option, so I found a new supplier. My internet provider acted as though I had no option, so I changed providers. My computer repair shop told me that they were the only option for that brand of computer, so I threw away the old computer and purchased another brand.

My old bank told me that I had no option, so I opened accounts in three other banks.
My old plumber told me that I had no option, so I learned how to replace tabs myself. The painter told me that I had no option, so I hired someone else to paint the house. My old country told me that I no option, so I changed countries.

When someone tells you that you have no option, give yourself a break. Don't get upset, don't give a snappy reply. Don't bother. Nod, smile, and move on.
Things of the past won't last.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by MélineW under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]