07 Jun Do First Impressions Really Count?
You: Hi, good afternoon.
Him/her: (Silence) just looks up from desk
You: Please I’d like to see Mr Abel.
Him/her: He is not on seat. (Not looking up)
You: Any idea where he went, do you think he’ll be long,?
Him/her: (Raised and angry voice) I don’t know! Am I supposed to tell everyone who walks in here where the boss went and when he is coming in? If you do not know how to contact him, I cannot help you. If you don’t mind, I am busy!
Have you ever had an encounter like this? You meet someone for the first time ever and they just put you off. You know those people who don’t seem to realize that first impressions matter? They just behave any how they like to everybody they meet. I agree to the fact that first impressions matter…a lot. But there is another side to this I would want to talk about here.
Have you ever wondered why some people get upset about everything almost every time? Have you ever wondered why some people cannot even accept it when you try to show them some love? Have you ever found it difficult to understand why you ask a simple question and he/ she just flies off the handle?
I have wondered, until I gave someone I met a closer look and a second chance. In order to maybe get a second impression of her before drawing any negative conclusion. She was going through a season in her life that put her under a lot of pressures; unfortunately she didn’t know the right way to deal with it.