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Often, I Cried

" If someone is rude, mean or sarcastic their life options will be very limited. " Quote by _ poet Why are some people so mean to sales clerks, young folks who are trying to make money; why are some people acting like such jerks, their rudeness and remarks are not funny. Why so nasty to staff in coffee shops, being polite does not cost you a cent; what makes you think and act like you are tops, and so important and to staff you vent. When I was young and had to work these jobs, would just keep smiling while screaming inside; I think these people are unhappy snobs, but, I was hurt and when at home I cried. When I finished school and was in nursing, I thought at last I would get some respect; was wrong for many times I heard cursing, patient's suffering I would never neglect. Then, I worked in long term end of life care, people would visit with an attitude; not my fault they died I wished to declare, God bless the people who showed gratitude. ____________________ December 18, 2021 Poetry/Rhyme/Often, I Cried Copyright Protected, ID 12-1413-776-18 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Bull Size Bull Crap sponsor, Charles Messina, Judged 01/18/2022 First Place

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Date: 1/19/2022 2:58:00 PM
excellent ink Constance, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Constance La France
Date: 1/20/2022 10:19:00 AM
Jan, thanks for the compliment and congrats, hugs ~
Date: 1/18/2022 9:04:00 PM
Great work ending with a beautiful blessing. Congratulations!
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Constance La France
Date: 1/19/2022 10:08:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you for the compliment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 1/18/2022 7:59:00 PM
Yes, God bless the people who showed gratitude! A working person should not be your batting cage! God bless you and congrats! Great write!
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Constance La France
Date: 1/19/2022 10:10:00 AM
Kim, thank you for the comment, compliment and congrats _Constance
Date: 1/18/2022 7:30:00 PM
I really enjoyed this poem, Constance. Rudeness is out there in an epidemic sweep. As you write, each person has value no matter what they do for a living. We need to treat others the way we wish to be treated. Congratulations on a very fine posting + win! So well deserved. Brian
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Constance La France
Date: 1/19/2022 10:10:00 AM
Brian, thank you for the comment, compassion, compliment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 1/18/2022 3:49:00 PM
Constance, congratulations on your win. I hate to say it , but the older I am getting the more irritated I get with rudeness so, I am outspoken. Bless you with a new year with lots of blessings.
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Date: 1/19/2022 10:11:00 AM
Eve, thanks for the congratulations and comment _Constance
Date: 1/18/2022 10:52:00 AM
There is no room in my life for people as such. Fantastic write, Constance. Congratulations on your 1st place win. Charlie
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Constance La France
Date: 1/18/2022 3:26:00 PM
Charlie, thank you for the contest and my wonderful placement and your comment, compliment and congratulations _Constance
Date: 12/24/2021 6:36:00 AM
Aw Constance this is such a valuable entry to the contest... I think, some people are brought up that way...something leading them to think THEY are superior to others... I understand how it feels when someone curses, in spite of us doing our duties perfectly... Am sorry you had to take abuses at end of life care as a nurse... But, those people do not understand that "God watches us all, from Above"... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Constance La France
Date: 12/26/2021 11:10:00 AM
Ani, thank you for the visit and the comment, appreciate, yes God watches everything and those people who act like this have a lot to answer for, hugs ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 3:23:00 PM
This reminds me of a woman I saw giving a greeter at Walmart a hard time. "I'M NOT HAPPY!" she cried "ISN'T THAT WHAT YOU'RE HERE FOR. TO SEE TO IT THAT I'M HAPPY!?" The greeter replied,"No Maam. I'm here to make sure you don't walk out of the store with anything you didn't pay for." A fine write my friend. God Bless and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. JB
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Constance La France
Date: 12/22/2021 1:21:00 PM
Judy, thanks for the compliment on my poem and the comment, oh yes, I have seen examples of this horrible behaviour so many times also when I am out shopping in places, Merry Christmas ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 1:05:00 PM
You learned a most valuable lesson from working in youth. I too had had all kinds of menial labor jobs before college. I hate when people are rude to anybody who is just doing their job (but those telephone people who just WILL NOT take the hint when you tell them you are not interested, hmmm, that is a different story). Sorry you had to take abuse as a nurse. I know how nasty some people can be as patients also. Isn't it strange how people can't understand that their behavior affects others?
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Constance La France
Date: 12/22/2021 1:23:00 PM
Andrea, thanks for visiting my poem and the great comment, oh yes, even the patients are rude to nurses ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 11:59:00 AM
You make some excellent points here Constance. I too worked as a server in my early years while attending school. I also had to smile through nasty comments from passengers who were angry at others for having to wait in long lines or missing a connecting flight or having their baggage lost etc. I would just ignore those comments knowing they just needed to vent. But nursing is different. Staff tries so hard to please while understaffed, they certainly deserve our respect. My daughter is a nurse, so I can relate. A relevant poem to contemplate with serious thought. Blessings xxoo
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Constance La France
Date: 12/21/2021 12:16:00 PM
Connie, great comment. I am sure any who has worked as a sales clerk or server will relate to my experiences. with rude people. When, I was nursing in end of life care, I used to think the rude people felt guilty that they could not care for their loved ones at home and needed to lash out at someone who could not fight back, like nurses, blessings ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/21/2021 8:52:00 AM
Plenty of thought-provoking questions that involve social, political revolutionary feelings. Wonderful like your other poems.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/21/2021 11:50:00 AM
Christuraj, thanks for the visit, comment and compliment ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/20/2021 7:44:00 PM
Constance, your lovely poem offers very meaningful observations on the importance of treating others with politeness and respect. Nicely done! Evelyn
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Constance La France
Date: 12/21/2021 6:58:00 AM
Evelyn, thank you for the compliment and comment, appreciate so much ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/19/2021 10:13:00 AM
We seem to have similar backgounds...nursing, end of life care" I gave up asking, why, even our best friends find tremendous joy in harming us. They slam the door on friendship never wishing to clear up confusion, But they post what saints they are? Utter liars. Panagiota
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Constance La France
Date: 12/19/2021 1:59:00 PM
Pangie, prejudice has been part of my life forever, and you would think by now I would have learned not to let it bother me but it still does. I am just better at hiding it. Thanks for visiting my poem ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 12/18/2021 12:43:00 PM
Hello Constance, there are always people that show gratitude to other people. I do to everyone at the cash register. "Have a nice day." Is what I say to them. Merry Christmas. Love, Friendship Darlene.
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Date: 12/20/2021 11:53:00 AM
Hello Constance, I do this all the time to everyone i meet. I will. You do the same. Are you ready for Christmas? Peace & Tranquility. Darlene.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/19/2021 2:00:00 PM
Darlene, thanks for the visit. I agree it costs nothing to say " Thank you" and "Have a nice day"~ Merry Christmas ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/18/2021 9:33:00 AM
This poem is so well-written, Constance, outlining times in your life when a little pleasantry would have gone a long way. I do not know why people do what they do, but I know what you write about is true. I have experienced some of that myself.
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Date: 12/19/2021 2:03:00 PM
Milt, thanks for the compliment and comment. I think people are unhappy in their life to be so rude to others, they are their worst enemies. My niece was working at a burger place to help pay for her College tuition and she would tell me how mean people were to her on a daily basis. ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/18/2021 8:58:00 AM
Exquisitely written as always, Constance! However consider that each acts as of their present consciousness coordinate, knowing no better, can do no better. That said, we need not (should not) trauma bond, even if we empathise.
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Constance La France
Date: 12/19/2021 2:06:00 PM
Seeker, thanks for the compliment, I find it hard to believe that these people do not know what they are doing, like they cannot yell at their bosses, or spouse, or themselves, or whatever so they take it out on the server, pathetic behaviour, God is watching ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/18/2021 8:53:00 AM
I agree totally with your seniments. Needless rudeness from an attitude of entitlement. So sad. Well wrritten and deserving of contest recognistion. Smiles ~ Blessings Bill
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Constance La France
Date: 12/19/2021 2:08:00 PM
Bill, thanks for the visit and the compliment, we have all met rude people and even here on PoetrySoup, within the pot are some not so nice croutons ~ peace and tranquility _Constance