Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Great Nametag Caper, Civility or the Lack Thereof!

A little share here. I had forgotten about this until someone reminded me. I suppose it is bothering me mostly because quilters are fun people, nice people, not snarky! When I attended the Quilt Retreat a few weeks ago, the sponsoring dealer made little name tags for participants. Now, my name is not unusual for my age group, but the spelling is. I have double L's. at the end. Most have one L.  So the story goes like this. Another person took my name tag in the registration process. She was a single L Person as was my friend who came with me. All during the retreat I am hearing that this person is making a stink because "THEY" spelled her name wrong. They kept explaining to her that no, she picked up the wrong tag. Not willing to accept this that person continued a mini-tirade over this, even though she was the offender. Multiple people had heard this person go on and on about this incident. Finally, on the last day we met up and exchanged name-tags. She grabbed it, said not one word and stormed away. She even had her traveling companion corner me near the bagels one morning and grill me about why my name was spelled this way. Are you kidding me? Ask my Mother when you get to Heaven (please excuse the obvious assumption here) There is much more to the story but I don't want to bore. My point in sharing this is that I never cease to be amazed at rudeness. Why is this? Why can't we all just get along? It was a name tag, not a diamond, not a yard of precious imported batik, a name tag.

Up to my ears in flour here, pies, quick breads, cookies....you get the idea! I am making items for a church exchange and some other pre-holiday baking. 


Thinking about using up some of the mountain of left overs and scraps? Pop on over to see Wanda at Exuberant Color and see her stunning mug rugs, beautiful.  

I had put this post on the back burner and was not going to put it up but again, I am running into the most rude people I have ever met in my life. What in the world is going on ? I am going to stay in my little studio and sew for a couple days, just to shake off all the negative sensations. Smile, be nice, do not drive and text, please.  



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