As I was approaching my local Starbucks this morning for my regular cup of tea, I encountered a prime example of someone who must know how to success in life – at least he appeared and acted like someone who was very important and successful.
Here’s what happened. I crossed the street and turned left. The local Starbucks is 2 storefronts from the corner, so I had to walk about 30 feet to the door. During the time that I was approaching the door, another person, a “gentleman”, who was well dressed and in somewhat of a hurry, had the same distance to approach but from the opposite direction. He arrived at the door perhaps 3 whole seconds before I did. He proceeded to enter but neglected to hold the door for me. (Common decency?) He ordered his drink and then went to the counter for cream/sugar, proceeded to step in before another customer and caused her to wait until he was finished. (The counter was big enough for 2.)
So what can be learned from this little episode? The is you are an important, well-off and successful person then common kindness and decency don’t matter.