Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I get around....

Yesterday I got yelled at at work. I was told to stay at my booth while I need to use crutches.

This not being able to walk under my own power is somewhat new to me. Yes, I have had my knee replaced, but the surgeon told me that I could bear weight on that leg 2 days after surgery. I won't be able to bear weight on my broken ankle for about 6 weeks so I have to use crutches for that length of time.

At my job, the break room is one floor down from the call center where I work. Under normal circumstances, I go down one flight of stairs and I'm there. Now I have to go across the building to catch the elevator to get to the break room. I was on my way to the break room to eat a salad my wife had packed for me when I was informed that the elevator was out of order. I was told to go back to my call center and one of the good folks from HR got my salad and a fork for me. that was also when my supervisor "yelled" at me and told me to stay at my booth.

Don't get me wrong, I do love the attention I've been getting. But it has been culture shock for me. I've been amazed by those who have made sure things are as easy as possible for me. I don't expect things to be handed to me as I'm well aware of the fact that others have their issues that they deal with. I also want to be able to do for myself as soon as possible. But it is definitely a breath of fresh air to have people hold doors open for me, offer to get me ice, and get my lunch. I have a hard time accepting the fact that I'm deserving of such good treatment.

Just remember to treat others as you wish to be treated because you never know when you will need the assistance.

2 comments:

Mike Golch said...

well that better than being told to stay home untill you are better i had that happen to me.and that time off was with out pay.

Amel said...

I've actually been thinking about this lately...'coz my FIL has Alzheimer's and now he's at the stage where he can't do most things on his own...how would I feel if something like that happens to me? Will I be able to surrender peacefully? Hmmm...OK OK, I know this is nothing compared to your situation...but it makes me think that we do love being "in control" of our life and ourselves, so heaven help us when we do lose the control for some reasons.

Anyhow...it's GREAT to know you're surrounded by loving, thoughtful, and understanding people out there. I think everybody deserves such good treatment considering the situation.