The Power of Respect
Respect is Noticeable When Someone is Down
“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
― Anna Karenina
If you give respect, you get respect. I try my hardest to give respect. Respect is a small step down a big road. I’m went out to dinner with my friend Jack because I hadn’t seen him in a long time. His brother was teasing us “first date?” He asked. “Shut up Henry” Jack yelled back. The waitress came over to our table and told us to quiet down. We apologized, and Henry yelled “good luck cuties.” Of course Jack yelled back “shut up” back. Under the waitresses breath she said “little crap.” But loud enough for us to hear. After we ate the waitress came back, with our check. The check read 42.64, after Jack and I talked over how much we should give her as a tip, we gave her 40% and for all of the people that have signed a check that is a ton of tip money.
Our tip read 17 dollars, as she walked away she opened the check, probably expecting no tip, she opened it and laughed, as we walked out she said “have a great night!” “Thanks” yelled back Jack. Jack under his breath as a joke, mummers “little crap” we both laughed as we walked out. I took many things out of this experience, but the one thing I really took out of it was when you give respect you will receive respect. I also learned how if someone is having a bad day or a bad first impression on you, you give them respect and there day will be better and complete there day with a act of kindness or respect. When you are respectful human being the respect will end up coming back to you in a good way, but you have to give it to get it. Respecting people will make you feel good, but the person your respecting will feel better.