You may be shocked at what I am about to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today.
If you read LwL yesterday, you'll know that my friend C and I enjoyed time, together. C drove me across the border into Detroit, Michigan, USA on Monday, November 23rd.
As I mentioned previously, I saved about $40 or more, by mailing things from USA, instead of from Canada.
The reason I wanted to go on a Monday, is because my favourite Mexican restaurant in Detroit, offers CANADIAN MONEY AT PAR... on Mondays. :)
By going over on a Monday, and going to the restaurant saves us quite a bit of $$, since we don't have to pay in American $$ or by credit card. To me, this is a blessing.
Recently, I wondered if Mexican Town Restaurant was being operated by a new owner. Or, possibly new people just working in it.
The last time I was there, things seemed different. This time, I was sure things were different.
Even so, C and I enjoyed time and food there, and brought some home with us.
When I got home, I went to separate the food and package it up for future use. Upon doing so, I noticed that they hadn't provided me with an item I had requested and paid for. But, they had sent me home with something else. What it was, I have no idea!
This did not make me happy.
At first, I thought I would just ignore it. But later, I recalled calling over there a few years ago and notifying them of their mistake. At that time, they took my name and number and kept it in a book, so that on my next visit, they would replace what had been done wrong.
So, I decided to do that, this time.
Did I have a good response? Absolutely... NOT!
The female manager did not seem sorry for making the error. And, when I requested that they do what they had done years before when an error had been made, she refused.
Our conversation wasn't good.
I'm sure she could tell I was upset. Not just because I wasn't happy about them wanting to rip me off, but I didn't like the idea of having to pay about $10 to cross the border to return the food given to me in error.
In any case, I want to let you know that if you go there, be careful as to what you take with you, if you decide to take anything home with you. I know that if I do this again, I will make them open the container(s) and check to make sure they have supplied me with the correct items.
Even though I was upset, I sat down... and forgave the manager who not only didn't want to hear about the problem, but hung up on me.
I felt hurt. But, I also forgave the person who screwed up my order.
After all, it's doesn't feel good to be upset, angry, or whatever.
Thinking of this, made me think of Ephesians 4:31, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"
To me, the best way to get rid of all bitterness, wrath, anger and clamour, plus evil speaking (if done), is to put it away, with all malice.
I must admit, it feels so much better, once you've forgiven. Just as I did.
Does this mean I'll be happy going there, again?
I hope so. After all, Mexican Town Restaurant has been my favourite restaurant in Detroit for a very long time.
And hopefully, they'll be trusted once again!
Until next time...
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