I wanted to eat Chinese last night but not feeling the master chef of the house I asked my husband to drop by the nearest Asian Restaurant and grab some nice Lauriat meal for dinner. He came home bringing with him not only the Chinese food but a story of morals.
He was waiting in line at the take-away counter when the man in front of him suddenly bawled at the service crew who was jotting down orders for takeaways. It seemed the crew who has a name tag with the obvious capital letters spelled TRAINEE on her uniform misunderstood the mean fellow’s words and mistakenly placed a different order. The poor trainee immediately made an apology explaining she was new to the job. But still, she was reprimanded. When all was settled and it was my husband’s turn, the trainee started taking his order with an apology for what just happened. My husband told her it wasn’t her fault for a minor slip-up was acceptable since she is a trainee, what isn’t however, were the mean remarks that fellow in the CEO suit gave her taking into account the same ethnic background they both shared. One other crew noticed the semblance and commented that the guy should have been more considerate of his own race.
My husband went home and so we sat for dinner, opened the bags and checked the fare inside, they were what I asked for, yay! Except for the missing dipping sauce (which I assumed the trainee forgot to put in since she was still shaken at the incident when the hubs placed his order). But hey, never mind, the food was good on its own anyway.
This story reminded me of my earlier post on mistakes. People all over the world regardless of status and race commit them everyday but few recognize his or her misgivings and sincerely ask for forgiveness. Those whose ambitions had placed them to a pedestal disregard the mistakes they habitually make since they only see right with their own eyes, thus committing them incessantly has no bearing at all. But once people beneath their level create blunders however simple and minute, one wrong step can not go scot-free. Like the arrogant CEO from the story, I am pretty sure he had his humble beginnings before he get to where he is now. I was sorry for the trainee who has to bear such verbal attack she didn’t deserve.
We are human beings. Our intellect and emotions are what separate us from animals. We commit mistakes, yes. Some of us have even sinned gravely. But there is GOD, A Supreme Being far greater than us who can see through our mistakes and forever loving to absolve our sins. In this life, at one point or another, aren’t we all trainees?
Who are we to play superior and not forgive?