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Old March 11th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So 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 its gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump, the worst hotel in the city! The rooms are small, the service is surly, and they're overpriced. So, whatcha' doing when you get there?"



"We're going to go to see the Vatican and we hope 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'd he say ?"



He said: "Where'd you get the crappy hairdo?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 03:20 PM
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Yep:

There are a lot of negative folks out there and because their life or portions of it are negative they feel that everyone else's life are also negative.

I try to understand and empathize with them but sometimes I end up just staying away.

My wife has a far greater understanding empathy for them and I greatly admire her for this.

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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:09 PM
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Good story Ken. I have a pretty high tolerance for most people, but negativity can sure bring you down!

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Old March 11th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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My philosophy is to just stay away from them ... far, far away. Why let them drag you down!
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