How To Accept Graciously

13581236346171651_teKd6YRz_bBeats the heck out of me….here is a skill that I have never mastered.  One of the higher ups at work was telling a story of how he purchased groceries for the woman in line behind him the other day.  He was offended because she asked him if he hit the lottery before she thanked him. I told him that as generous as his gesture was, in this area that his behavior is not the norm.  What would you have done?  I wouldn’t have accepted his offer, it’s ok to look at this post funny, a lot of people did it to my face.  Everybody else was all about it and how they would have thanked him and they take help wherever they can.  I don’t usually turn down help but in this situation I honestly think I would have refused.

On the rare occasion I am at a bar, if somebody buys a round I will accept that.  If somebody wants to buy just me a drink and I don’t know them, I don’t accept that either.  Boy + Bar = Bad, it took more than one lesson for me to get that equation.  I can’t help it that I am an outgoing person and I like people, I have always been that way.  My mom always worried that someone would try and take me when I was little because I would talk to anybody.  I don’t trust as easily any longer.

There is a girl from work who I have my own issues with.  I try really hard to see past the fact that she did drugs with the cockroach in the past, I said try. She spent a year in a holy roller rehab that didn’t teach her anything, and she wears a scary Jesus pin on her coat.  No seriously, it’s up there with the Carrie White crucifix.  This rehab worked “wonders” for her and she is currently going to court for a DUI.  She is so excited that a police officer is going to pay her $750.00 lawyer fees, I haven’t decided who is using who in this scenario.

Tell me I’m not crazy, please?  There is a difference between sincerely helping someone and using them or flaunting your money around. I can’t be the only one who sees this.  If the gesture is sincere I will always accept what is offered.  If I have any questions about the motive I will not accept.  Maybe I am just crazy.

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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