Tape – A Surprise – A Reflection

Tape and A Surprise are little reflections written by Ilia Kramarik and can be found on page 85 of Ilia’s book of art and prose titled The Future Never Gives Up…The featured image I choose for this reflection was taken at the Amara Sealight Elite Resort in Kusadasi Turkey…Look at the beauty of the contrast between the cloud canopy the sun’s rays and the mountains in the background. This is the most beautiful photograph I have ever taken with my smart phone…I will share with my readers a link to this hotel and I highly recommend it for visiting Kusadasi Turkey…The food was all included with our price which was very reasonable at the time…When we visited Turkey we were living in Ireland making the travel of Europe and other parts of the world much less expensive than travel from the USA..https://amarasealightelite.hotels-kusadasi.com/en/ — Check out this link it will take you to this amazing hotel…We enjoyed our time in Turkey and would return if we could….In Tape Ilia writes…”Tape does not stick underwater.” and in A Surprise Ilia writes…”A surprise is like a flower it forces me to lose my madness.” Water has a lot of power and majesty to it and we create salt water when we shed tears…Did you know that scientists did a study that water is affected by energy…Water is a source of energy and water responds to positive and negative energy forces…Remember human beings are kinetic balls of energy even in our sleep state we are always in motion…https://globalnews.ca/news/4320204/lake-water-mental-health-blue-space/ – According to this article studies show that living near a body of water aids our health and well being…Staying hydrated also helps our health…https://qz.com/1347904/blue-mind-science-proves-the-health-benefits-of-being-by-water/ – This article also says that living near water is very calming for us…https://fountainmagazine.com/2019/issue-132-nov-dec-2019/water-the-power-of-positivity-and-education – This pseudo science study of water is worth a read after all I would know that moods are affected by words good bad or indifferent…Sadly when trust is destroyed I often observe lips moving with nice words coming from hearts black as coal…The study done by the man from Japan shows that it is our thoughts too that have power…We are kinetic balls of energy so our words better match our thoughts otherwise many can see through false friends and false halo’s those who say nice things but think dark thoughts…An example would be a scenario where a person gives a small gift to an office as a gesture of good will…The workers say thank you and smile and it seems all is well…The giver of the gift mentions to another worker that this small gift is available for their use as it is there for all workers to use…The worker smiles and says thank you but can be heard saying to his or her co worker “she is crazy” or some other disparaging comment is made…Many do that today and it destroys any trust or sense of dignity in that exchange…The smile and the thank you is good enough and well received but the back biting hateful comments destroy any trust in that individual doing that kind of talk…Men can be like women when it comes to back stabbing talk and repeating things…I have observed men gossip worse than the women which makes me wonder what is wrong with modern man? Many men feed off the gossip of others and repeat it which is sickening and I suppose these men have nothing better to do with their time…What is so odd is I have encountered the kind of man who will stare at me engage me in conversation the conversation is usually very brief and then proceed to talk crap about me behind my back such as “she is crazy” among other comments which undoes whatever he is trying to accomplish when addressing me…With men like that I simply nod in acknowledgement and think to myself I know I am crazy I am not a bad crazy there is worse than me out there but dude you are worse than a girl you are a gossipy pussy and I do not respect that you run your mouth worse than women and women are notorious gossips…Tis no wonder then so many today keep to themselves and do not date or if they date they are very selective…Tis no wonder for with friends like that who needs enemies? There is a modern term called frenemy which is a friend who is in fact more like an enemy than a friend known as false friends…A false friend will try to have conversation with you but the minute your back is turned these ones are busy bad mouthing you to anyone who will hear or listen to them…That negative talk affects the person spoken of in a bad way so the thing to do is maintain distance be polite and keep moving…I would like to share a short story with my readers in what I call an exercise in futility because many today have lost the art of communication…Communication is becoming a lost art form because many businesses project and take the money of their customers but refuse to listen to their customers…

…An exercise in futility or was it? Time will tell…

I purchased a product at a local convenience store and the product made me sick…I tried calling first but their phone was not answering it would ring but no answer…This is very common with businesses who advertise phone numbers that often do not work…I observed this was done at a bank by their local branch…Business cards are handed out with a phone number that does not work…Try calling this bank and this is one of the better banks they are decent but try calling this phone number it never works no one ever answers this phone number…979-823-1700 that number never works in that it rings but no one ever answers it…I share this because businesses expect customers to always remain calm and if you get upset or elevated then you get punished for being elevated…I see it all the time…Now back to this other merchant…979 846 2237 is a working phone number and in times past when I called it worked…Recently when I called it did not work at all…I decided to go there in person so to do this requires taxi as they are not near me…So off I went I realized I may not get the desired out come which was a simple exchange of the product for something else of similar value in their store…I decided that no matter what I would always remain calm polite and use a soft tone of voice…I observed there was just one young lady around age nineteen if she is a day running both front and back counters…That young lady was run ragged and the line could be long at times. When it was my turn I explained the situation…She appeared to be stressed out so with this understanding I was not going to add to her stress levels…She said she would check with her supervisor and let me know…She goes inside only to return within five minutes to tell me no and her tone of voice was very aggressive she glared at me and said no but did not yell…Therefore, other than her angry aggressive calm tone of voice and angry glare I could not accuse her of being untoward…She was wrong and she was escalating the situation…I observe this in America more so than Europe employees are trained to act stupid act wrong and by so doing these village idiots escalate situations that do not need escalation…This young lady was dumb as rocks…Not only did I observe her not talk to a soul as she claimed…She lied to me about who her supervisor is…She gave me three different names refused to give me their contact phone numbers and stated that her bosses do not like to talk to customers on the phone…Her behavior was odd and I realized that the minute I allow that one to escalate me such as by matching her glare and her angry tone of voice that I could be criminalized for disturbing the peace among other stupid bull crap that is often pulled by nasty businesses on power trips…This one was on a power trip and the sad thing is this…She has no idea that she came across all wrong and if she had done this to a crazy person who was criminally crazy she could have been harmed…I am crazy too not a bad crazy though…I wanted to experience this and I knew in advance I would not be helped…I expected the outcome…This young lady after she told me no proceeded to ignore me and wait on others…Obliging me to get back in line so that I could get her to write down the names of her supervisors and phone numbers…I asked her the number to the store she said “I do not know” which is likely true as many today are dumb as rocks…Though it would have only taken her a moment to look up the number to provide it to me…This one then proceeded to suggest that the number I was trying to call was likely to their other store…I replied how would you know since you claim you do not know any of your store phone numbers? I also stated that the number I called belonged to this store…While once more waiting in line I spoke to a student who was also waiting in line about the lost art of communication and the steps I had to take that day to get basic details from this worker…The student was polite and let me go ahead though I would not have if he was in a rush…I do try to be considerate of lines and people’s time…What I am highlighting here is that throughout this process I used a soft calm polite and friendly tone of voice…I did not allow my demeanor to change though the demeanor of that young lady changed quite a bit when confronted with my request…Many businesses do not like to do returns and or exchanges any more and will stop at nothing to get you to just go away…I will not review this place because businesses hate negative reviews and will attack their own customers when faced with a negative review…I have seen that time and again…There is a saying that goes like this “If you don’t have something good to say about someone then don’t say it.” Alice Roosevelt Longworth That is true to a certain extent…I prefer not to speak at all when dealing with negative nasty people…What I am sharing here is that human rights are trampled underfoot and if you become angry or get mad then you are punished for existing for getting mad…That young lady was out of line with me…However, I could see that she was the only employee she was already stressed out…The last thing she needed was for me to stress her out more…So I did not add to her stress I agreed to return another day…Businesses do not care about the expenses involved in getting to their place of business they do not care about anything only taking our dollars which are hard earned and helping themselves to more dollars as follows…That young lady insisted I make another purchase…A purchase I was not prepared to make so I simply told her no to that suggestion…Many become frustrated when dealing with nasty policies enforced by people who no longer think for themselves for many today look and act the same…To be fair that hard working young lady did not know how to handle my request in the right manner which is not her fault she needs better training…

The end or is it? Time will tell

https://quoteinvestigator.com/tag/alice-roosevelt-longworth/#:~:text=Coyote%20skins%20were%20lying%20on,she%20may%20have%20crafted%20it. – This is the link for my frame of reference for that Alice Roosevelt Longworth quote…

I do not have all the answers but we must always remember that workers are stressed out too and that many places of business are often understaffed as well…Keeping this in mind it is wise to be kind to be calm to be polite and to never allow other’s behaviors affect you in such a manner that you become elevated or escalated too…This is a hard lesson to learn but a valuable lesson and I agree with Alice Roosevelt Longworth the less said the better when dealing with nasty negative people…When we speak negatively of others we add to the negativity in our world silence is golden in negative situations…As a thank you for your follows likes and shares and subscriptions to my you tube channels enjoy more you tube stuff…

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