I was wondering, is it I, or are young people just plain careless or nonchalant about their future? Or could it be some sort of youthful exuberance?
About two weeks ago, I was at the salon, my stylist has 3 apprentices. She was furious with one because, a customer had come to ask for wool and instead of checking, the young girl told the customer there was none. She was being punished, but she was totally not remorseful and being stubborn. She felt she wasn’t wrong because, just the day before, another apprentice said the same to a customer, so she was just echoing what someone else said, and she insisted the other person was at fault. As if that wasn’t enough, my stylist stepped out, and the three of them were totally giggling and making fun of all sorts while plaiting my hair. I was furious but I kept my cool. I was wondering if I should tell them their attitude would wreck their lives if they continued on that path or mind my business. One of them wasn’t smiling, and she kept telling the other two to be serious.
At the end of my time there, my stylist was giving them a lecture about their behaviour as apprentices. She told them stories of when she was in training and how badly they were treated.
They were trained not to know, except they were determined to know.
I used that opportunity to chip in my comments, I simply told them, when they get to her age, they would wish they listened to her and learned well. I also mentioned about their playfulness while plaiting my hair, telling them, the only reason I wasn’t furious was because I knew their boss to be a great person at her job. If I was a stranger, I wouldn’t set my foot back in that salon!!
I’m just imagining if these kids take that kind of attitude into their future, the outcome would be catastrophic. He who has hears, let him hear now, its never too late to practice having a good attitude. Anyway, am going to have to chuck it up to being exuberant.