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A Random Act of Kindness vs. Manic Monday

– You wake up from a nightmare at 3 am and are not able to fall asleep again;
– You forget the SIM card PIN code and can’t find the PUK code;
– You come to the office 2 hours earlier than usual to attend a meeting and have to restart your laptop right before the appointment which results in joining 10 minutes later;
– You get push-back from co-workers who have been on vacation and haven’t been able to process your urgent requests in a timely manner;
– You have to deal with a colleague who is not even able to set up a meeting, let alone read e-mails properly and answer simple questions; what is even worse this same colleague reports ‘issues’ with your work and processes;
– You are informed of yet another random project scope change due to a senior executive finding a layout ‘ugly’ without having a clue about design or digital requirements*… you know that weeks of work were in vain;
– You leave the office after almost 13 hours knowing that the work day will continue at home…

It sounds like a manic office Monday, doesn’t it? BUT then… while you are still fully immersed in rather gloomy work-related thoughts, a random person from the supermarket queue suddenly smiles at you and makes it clear that they let you to go in front of them. You smile back, thank them and re-consinder the ‘manic Monday’ label… 🙂

Long live the random acts of kindness!

Source: based on Image:Original Barnstar Hires.png; CC BY-SA 3.0 license; via Wikimedia Commons

Source: based on Image:Original Barnstar Hires.png; CC BY-SA 3.0 license; via Wikimedia Commons


*you still don’t give up on your mission to make them understand what really makes sense in terms of content in a digital first world*