The not so Happy Mr Happy

Today, I had another  request to cheer someone  whom

I was told was a very miserable person to work with.

I geared myself up, and as I approached to where the  man was sitting, I noticed he was drinking tea from his Mr Happy mug (  in my mind I thought he cant be that miserable to have such a mug)  I smiled and greeted him,. He just gave me a blank look and said rather harshly “what do you want”? I explained I was around to see how he was getting on with work etc. He then spent what to me seemed ages to explain why he hated his job, and that the only happiness he has is when he goes home.

I tried to put a positive spin on the conversation – he just said, “don’t waste your time with me, I enjoy being a misery and I don’t like people like you who think they can come and make me  laugh when I don’t want to. You better go back home and keep taking your happy pills”

I was a bit taken aback by his response, but  just smiled and said “It’s ok, I appreciate this may not be right for you now,  I hope you have a good day.”  It made me realise their is a time for every purpose .

His supervisor who was nearby thanked me for trying and then I went on to do a taster session to some other of their employees who gave positive feedback.





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joannereedauthor
    Jun 29, 2019 @ 06:13:47

    Immunity to other’s (bad) moods is a strength, well done for staying positive.


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