I was standing in line (not “to see the show tonight”) but at Whole Foods with only one woman behind me and one woman ahead of me in the check out line. The women in front of me, grabbed her groceries and left not realizing she had left her purse behind. Neither did I, or the cashier, until we both looked up as the doors closed behind her as she left the store.
The reaction from the cashier was spontaneous. He grabbed the purse, closing the register instaneously, and ran outside to see if he could find her before she got into her car and left. The instant reaction from the woman behind me was of anger and frustration for the cashier. My immediate reaction was that he is “AWESOME”.
From one perspective, the there may be cause for the cashier to be fired. From another, the cashier deserved a raise. By The Way, (I tried to say), neither of us were wrong or right. Simply two totally different reactions to the same event.
Granted, I was is no rush. I had no timetable that certainly could have influenced my reaction. Likewise, the woman behind me may have already been late and was alerady rushing. She also may not have seen the entire scene but rather only the cashier leaving and running out the door not realizing the reason why.
When there are gaps in information, we so often fill those gaps with our own stories. The stories created in our head shape our reality, whether positive or negative.