Monday, February 11, 2013

I Was a Jerk Today...

Today I took my buddy, "T", to the gym to meet a new personal fitness trainer.  T's mom got him a membership at the gym a couple of weeks ago, and the name of a trainer and asked me to schedule him. It's been a good week and a half of playing phone tag with this one guy, who said he could meet with us at 2pm on Monday.  So I left three messages on his VM telling him we were coming. I figured it probably wouldn't work out, but atleast I could corner the guy and schedule with him, right?
As it turns out, he hadn't gotten any of my messages, but the reception staff were able to get him on his cell phone, and he wanted to talk to me.
And I kinda snapped at him.
I was basically upset that I wasn't 100% in charge of the whole thing and therefore didn't really know what was going on and why we just needed this one specific trainer instead of just letting me pick one we could, ya know...schedule.
Clearly, this is totally worth depleting my vulnerable adrenal glands over.

Anyway, it's all kinda fuzzy to me now, but I think I said things like, "well if it's going to be THIS hard to schedule, maybe I should try scheduling somebody else?"  and *dramatic sigh* and *mean vibes*
Anyway, long story short, as soon as I hung up (after he said he was coming right over to meet us) I knew I had to apologize to him. He was very nice on the phone, and when I met him he seemed like a very gentle soul, brushed off my apology and took all blame, T loved him, they had a great work out, we figured out a schedule....and then he explained why it's so hard to schedule him...he's a pastor at a local methodist church.


My friend, Jaime, told me to just learn from the humbling experience and move on. Don't let it bother me too much. Jaime - are you kidding? To quote my deep and philisophical friends over at Blimey Cow: "JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS SO YOU'D NEVER FORGET ABOUT THEM! DEAL WITH IT!" /sarcasm


  1. mmm... yup. I think we've all had times where we over react and act like a jerk and then regret it. Jamie is right. Ask the Lord for forgiveness, learn from it and move forward. I know though that it does tend to bug you for a while.

  2. Ewww....Hannah. Sorry.....lessons on humility, kindness and love...are sometimes painful. I have SO much to learn about GIVING GRACE...unconditionally. God is speaking to me on this subject this very week as I'm preparing for a women's study on Saturday. Hang in....and Hang on to Him!! Love ya'!