I have a very interesting year-end experience that made me reflect about how I have so far projected myself to the people I regularly worked with. I am aware that I have short temper, which made me say things I shouldn’t have. I was in fact advised by one colleague to watch my temper as I have already hurt the feelings of my colleagues in several occasions. I am thankful of the advice and one of my important new year’s resolution is to be a bit more patient and sensitive about how others feel. And I am sincerely sorry to those whose feelings I have hurt. I didn’t mean to hurt people. I just have a wrong way of expressing my passion for work.
But my experience today is quite different.
While I was having my morning walk with our pet dog, I had an encounter with a man who I recognized to be a Comelec employee from the main office. Our short conversation went this way:
Me: Kumusta na po kayo?
Him: Mabuti naman po ako.
(There was a momentary pause)
Him: Para pong nagkita na tayo. Saan po kaya tayo maaaring nagkita?
Me: Marahil po sa Manila.
(Again, there was a pause)
Me: Baka po sa Comelec.
Him: Sa main office?
Me: Baka nga po doon.
Him: Palagi po ba kayo sa Comelec.
Me: Opo. Marami po kasi akong trabaho doon
(Another pause, he appeared to be feeling awkward)
Him: Kayo po ba si Comm. Guia?
Him: Pasensya na po kayo. Baka po sa gamot ko. Low-profile po kasi kayo
Me: Okay lang po. Pareho naman po tayong empleyado sa Comelec na may kanya kanyang naka assigned na trabaho ……..
I then also felt awkward, not sure if it was proper for me to have engaged the man in the aforesaid conversation and not telling him who I was right away. But the experience got me to reflect about how my co-workers look at me, or whether I am actually doing my work well…..
Siguro trabaho lang nga talaga….