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Dealing with negative people...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I received this from OneReallyBigDog today! He gave me permission to use it as a blog. I thought it was cute.

Dealing with negative people...

Here is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. Remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing (and cares less) tries to make your life miserable...

A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:

"Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty... You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"

"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. " That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome ?"

"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome 's Tiber River called Teste."

"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks it's gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump."

"We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant.

Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome .

"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot.

And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"

"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me.

Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand!
I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me."

"Oh, really! What did he say ?"

He said: "Who messed up your hair?"
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    That is funny!
    I think I learned to eliminate those negative and toxic people from my life when I was pretty young because I had a hairdresser who complained about her miserable like for the whole time I was in her chair.
    Going to a salon was a rare treat for me in those days and who needed that?
    2680 days ago
    I LOVE IT!!
    I hate it when people say things like that---they spoil all your anticipation. Glad it all worked out!!!
    2684 days ago
    I agree with Blackheart! This is priceless...thanks for sharing!!
    2684 days ago
    Oh that is good! lol
    2684 days ago
    I really enjoyed that. LOL
    Thank you for taking the time to sharae it with us.
    2685 days ago
    I actually heard this one some time ago but forgot about it. Thanks for posting.

    I will counter with a hairdresser story of my own (true story). I have used the same hairdresser, Sandy, since 1983. Over the last 25 years she has been one of the steadier influences in my life. I consider her to be a good friend (even though we don't socialize) and love her dearly.

    About a year after I started using her I discovered I was pregnant. I went to some early pregnancy classes (not lamaze). One of the things the instructor told us was to find a positive role model. She said that for some reason when you tell people you are pregnant they feel compelled to tell you all the horror stories of their pregnancy (or those of someone else). At the time, Sandy and I were not nearly as close as we are now. In fact, I think I was flipping back and forth between her and another hairdresser.

    Anyway, I told her I was pregnant. The first thing she said to me was something like "Congratulations. That's wonderful. My son is the best thing that ever happened to me". Then immediately after that: "I spent the whole pregnancy with my head in the toilet".

    We still get a good laugh at that.
    2685 days ago
    This made me laugh! I really like this, and by the way I dont care fornegative people as well. emoticon
    2685 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2009 11:06:13 PM
    Adorable-thanks for the laugh!
    2685 days ago
    Okay that made me giggle lots... thanks for sharing and thanks to OneReallyBigDog too.


    Side Note: Loved Sparrow's trick of getting them to hush up too.
    2685 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2009 9:25:16 PM
    This is halarious! emoticon
    2685 days ago
    emoticon Linda,
    I wasn't quite sure how to change that last sentence to be eligible to go on SP. LOL.
    Sure glad the consensus is the same as mine, I laughed my fool head off. The punch line blindsided me BIG TIME.

    Thanks for posting this for us, you really did not need to attribute where you got it, but thanks anyway.

    Have a super great day,
    Your emoticon Tony
    2685 days ago
  • SPARROW147
    I think I DID pee lol. That was a good one. When someone is making negative comments around me, I tell them they are sucking the life from me. They usually stop after that.
    2685 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I almost wet my pants when I got to the bottom of this blog. So funny.
    There will always be people who try to rain on you parade. The trick is to just ignore them. Thanks for the wonderful laugh!

    2685 days ago
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