Can I help you?

Lunch Meeting Ever noticed some people need help but just want ask for it. And then when it gets down to the wire, where they must have help, they become angry at someone who they wanted to help them. That really use to puzzle me…until I realized several things.

One, they never thought about it, until the deadline was right around the corner.
Two, they knew they should have reached out earlier for help, but didn’t.
Three, since they didn’t reach out, they decide it’s your fault, you should have known.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had crystal balls so we could see what the other guy needed help with?
Or perhaps we could wear a sign on the back and front of our shirts that said, Can I help You?

How about you, ever experience this? How did you handle it?

About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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2 Responses to Can I help you?

  1. Fear and pride are terrible downfalls for man. It is terrible to live with fear of anything isn’t it. The human race would probably be much better off, if we all weren’t so fearful and prideful. Thanks for sharing those words Jean.

  2. That is true. I think people don’t want to ask for help because of fear or pride. Some just don’t want to bother another person. Yet they sometimes get themselves in trouble and want to blame another person. That is where the person they blame needs to tell them it would have been fine if they asked for help.

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