Today in spite being exhausted and stressed, like millions of American daily, I had to tend to business at my local MVS. Most people know it as DMV. Being that my local branch opens at 8 a.m, I decided to go at that time to increase my chances of a smooth and relatively quick transaction.
Yes, I thought to myself as I received my number..."I'm lucky number 8, I should be done quickly".
As I was sitting there,I made mental note of the customers before me. Within these moments, in walks this woman with a huge red designer bag..her aura reeked of haute arrogance.
In a matter of minutes, she walks to the front clerk, shows her identification and is told to go to the photo Id clerk. Watching in disbelief, I waited to jump to conclusions. It wasn't until I saw the flash of the camera that I became upset. Looking at the woman who was ahead of me, I calmly asked her.. " You were here before her right"? "Yeah, I was and so is this lady. I'm number 6, which one are you"? "Is she taking a picture"? "Yes she is, I replied, that's not fair. I'm saying something"!
So I went to the clerk and inform her that us three were waiting and ahead of the lady who just walked in. The clerk asked my number and apologized. She then called us all to her desk and appointed us to the proper window. As I'm walking to the window to renew my license, I over heard the woman that I had conversed with earlier, reaffirm to the clerk what I had said about the lady jumping places.
The clerk confidently replied "Oh she works here". Hearing this, I scoffed to myself.. "She works here". Yeah, that makes it right. My points folks is that we can't allow ourselves to ever become comfortable with injustice..with unfairness. Sure she didn't want to be there, neither did we! How can these rules and protocols that have been put in place to insure that fairness for all, be amended?...just like that!
I think that the people who hold high positions should be held to a higher standard. Not in that way you may think..in a way where they don't expect to be treated with any favor above others!! This is ideal behavior, this is the test!! Humility is true power, who can live up to this?
Peace Always~ Shakira