I heard a funny story the other day.
A friend of mine was dropping her kids off in school, when the teacher said
“Have you got a minute the head teacher wants to see you?”
It’s dreaded by all parents
Usually it means something is wrong
She sat down and was told that her daughter had been telling the class some worrying things
The head teacher explained
All the kids were telling stories (as they do)
Karen’s daughter was asked
“What does your mum do at home”
“She loves watching hard core porn”
The teacher, obviously shocked and concerned, told the head teacher.
Karen when told this went bright red and was very embarrassed
She admitted to the teacher she does love watching hard core PAWN
It’s a programme on sky tv
Crazy title, but that’s what they are like these days
Trying to catch your attention and using a play on words
Anyway this reminded me of how QUICK we can all be TO JUDGE
And also reminded me of a GREAT story….
A man was sitting on a train, and another man got on with 3 children
The man sat opposite him and the children just ran riot
The kids were going crazy
Running up and down and disturbing other people in the carriage
Bashing peoples news papers and belongings
And generally being a pain in the arse
The father of the kids just sat there
The people in the carriage could see that the father was not taking any notice of this behaviour
And they were getting VERY annoyed that he did nothing to control them
The anger in the carriage was swelling
Finally one man said
“Excuse me sir but you children are disturbing other people, do you mind getting them under control”
The father of the kids looked up and said
“I’m very sorry I hadn’t even realised”
“We have just come from the hospital where my wife has died and I don’t know what the kids and I are going to do”
At that moment EVERYONES attitude on the train changed towards the family.
The man offered to help and other people started to entertain the kids as best they could
This is a wonderful example of how we tend to make assumptions based on appearances, rather than the truth.
We shouldn’t jump to conclusions
We shouldn’t judge people
BUT WE DO
Just like the head teacher (quite rightly)
Just like the people on the train (incorrectly)
Have a look into your life, and see if there is anything that is worrying you that may not actually be true.
It is always best, if possible, to have all the facts before getting angry and confronting people and if we do not have all the facts, perhaps it might be good to just ignore it.
It does take some practice, but try not to judge people too much this Xmas
Enjoy yourselves, have a good one n all that