Day 83 of Firsts: Treat Everyone Like they’re at a Five Star Hotel

24 Mar

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use. ~Emily Post

I admit at times I tend to bark orders at work. (This is not out of meaness, but usually out of trying to pack too much in a day. It’s kind of like I’m on roller skates that won’t stop and I’m yelling,” move the cars before I crash into them”. If this makes no sense to you, please ignore. )

One of our NBC 10 interns was quick to point out my occasional “barking” habit as I announced my first : “Treating all as if they just stepped into a Five Star Hotel.” All in my office were anxious to see this Five Star Treatment.

After asking everyone if there was something I might do for them, co-worker Harry Hairston asked me to stop acting like I had a lobotomy and to please return to my barking self. However, photographer Dave Bentley thought this was an excellent exercise.

This was psychologist Judith Sills’ idea. (Interviewed her last week)  A good one I think, even if it’s just a reminder that more politeness, civility, and a little sweetness feels nice and goes a long way toward helping those around you have a better day, (even if I’m absolutely crazed.) 

Actually, “five star day” made me feel like I was having a  five star day. Hmmm. Must do this again.  



2 Responses to “Day 83 of Firsts: Treat Everyone Like they’re at a Five Star Hotel”

  1. Mary March 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    You barking orders, can’t be. I am the Queen of “Barking Orders” at Work, just ask my co-workers!

  2. Lu Ann March 25, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    I bet I can match your barking orders!

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