Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Our bank has a branch in our local supermarket. On my way home from work I stopped to deposit a check. One bank representative was waiting on all the customers and the lady two people ahead of me seemed certainly to be conducting her banking for the year. The manager sat at his computer, seemingly oblivious to the crowd waiting for service outside his office.

So after about ten of us were waiting on this one woman to finish her annual trip to the bank, I walked over to his office and asked if he could give us some help (in a very kind voice of course). He said he would be out as soon as he finished.

This took more time than I thought necessary. So I spoke to the others—an increasing number—who were waiting in line and asked them to clap and cheer when he finally came out of his office. They were a little startled at my request, but I gave them a pep talk and they agreed.

When the young man came forth from his sanctuary, we all cheered and clapped. You should have seen the look on his face—it was priceless!

We all face challenging situations which frustrate us. If we try hard enough, we can find a way to make the best of a difficult situation.