Just recently I entered a verbal agreement with a local shop owner to sell some of my old collectable cards on consignment. While for the most part everything seems on the up and up, I am noticing that not every sale is being credited to me. There is no written agreement, so I cannot press the issue, but I really dislike that anyone would deal in a less than upfront and honest manner. Most would consider my actions naïve, and while I agree, why can’t people just be honest and trustworthy? Why is that no longer a trait that is exemplified in our business owners? Have we as a country fallen so far that the norm is now to cheat, scam, or otherwise screw someone over?
The more I test peoples character, the more disappointment I get to experience. Our work environment is another mine field of trust issues ranging from dependability to outright having to avoid hostile situations as they occur. Should we all just give up and treat every person with suspicion? I don’t want to. I will continue to naively believe that each person can, when called upon in some manner, rise above what is normal and act in a manner more fitting a civilized society. I will go out of my way to compliment people. I will hold doors open for anyone. I will continue to offer assistance, when the situation is dire. I have been burned 1000’s of times, but I refuse to give in. Have a great day, each and every one of you. Peace to you and yours.