Yes, I Noticed

Dear Lady Exiting the Family Dollar,

Yes, I noticed you. I noticed that you held the door for my daughter and I.

Yes, I noticed your subtle reminder to me that I didn’t say thank you.

Yes, I noticed.

But, did you notice that I was chasing after my 6 year old daughter in dire need of a bathroom?

Did you notice that she was quite close to having an accident?

Did you also notice that, although old enough to wait in the car, I didn’t want to make my older childrenΒ wait for too long.

In your subtle way of reminding me that I didn’t say ‘thank you’ because you held the door for us, I hope you felt a little bit better about yourself.

I, on the other hand, am truly sorry that I didn’t say thank you. I am sorry that my mind was otherwise occupied with making sure my daughter didn’t have an accident right there in the entrance of the store.

Truly, I am sorry.

I did, in fact, appreciate your kind gesture.

However, I wonder if you’d be so kind in any other similar situation that you may be a bit more forgiving toward a stranger.

As I see it, yes, you did a kind gesture. Yes, I may have appeared to be a rude, unappreciative person.

But, isn’t it a little hypocritical to do a kind gesture only to follow it up with such a snarky response because another may have failed to recognize or, such is my case, Β was to preoccupied with saving her daughter from embarrassment and the store from having to clean up a mess?

So, Lady Exiting the Family Dollar, I am sorry for my rudeness.

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