I am a member of the Lions Club. I joined this club because they are a service organization. I want to serve, in whatever form that might take. But today made me rethink my desire to be a member.
Our club sold concessions at a HUGE auction today. Eight and a half hours. Hard work but fun. I enjoyed myself as I always do. Except for one thing.
One of the women helping serve can be very negative at times. Now, I like people, and can usually find something good about them, something we have in common, something I like. But today, as she often does, this woman made comments that were extremely critical, this time about one of our fellow Lions. I listened to her make petty comments as long as I could. Then my irritation overcame my better judgment. I spoke harshly to her, and then I walked away.
I immediately felt bad. But I didn't apologize.
What motivates a person to be so critical? To have such a bitter, negative outlook on life? I just don't understand.