The tailor was marking the hem in my skirt when a woman raced into the shop. Her arms were filled with clothes and without the slightest hesitation she pushed back the curtain and walked right into the room where the tailor was doing my fitting.
"I have a lunch appointment in 20 minutes and I'm a frequent customer," the woman was babbling. And then for added emphasis, she did a little hemming and hawing with an ever so slight sighing expression thrown in. And she stood staring at the tailor.
Now the tailor and I both knew the woman was expecting all work to stop and he did turn and start walking toward her. (Squeaky wheel gets the oil, you know.) But I quickly interrupted, "We're just about finished here," I told her, "when the tailor is done marking my hem, then it will be all about you."
I don't think the woman liked me.
"It's all about me." It makes for a cute character on the old Boston Legal TV show, "Hello, I'm Denny Crane." But in real life, people who think it's all about them are unbecoming to be around and I am thankful for today's reminder, because sometimes I catch myself being one of them.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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