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Oh, Boy! This one can be it’s own challenge! There are some people in life that you meet who are kind and generous to everyone they meet. My husband is one of those people. He learned a long time ago to not get emotionally “hijacked” by what people say or do. Does it bother him? Yes. But he usually always responds in kindness when someone has been out of line with him.

Last Saturday, my husband was picking up my daughter and took our two boys with him so that mommy could have an hour to herself {he’s a keeper!} While he was out it was lunchtime and he decided to run through the nearest Chick-Fil-A {CFA}.

Two facts about us: We hardly ever go to Chick-Fil-A and we don’t understand the craziness that people have about it.

The reason he picked it, on this occasion, was he thought it would be quick. He was wrong.

After creeping through the line, he discovered that there were two ordering stations {or whatever they are called}. He wasn’t sure why no one was going to the one with only one car in it, so he pulled forward and got behind the car. Next thing he realized is there was a man knocking on his window ready to explode.

The man yelled at my husband for “cutting” and that he {my husband} knows how these lines work {which apparently CFA lines work differently than other fast food places.} My husband did not yell back, did not get angry, and just offered for the guy to go in front of him. As a matter of fact, my husband pulled out of line and went inside.

Can you believe it?!?

Even thought this is the season of “Goodwill towards men” you will inevitably run into those that have never heard of that saying. Fortunately there are men, like my husband, who are gracious and forgiving to others when they least deserve it. What a blessing for me and my children.

Later when he was telling me the story, he turned to my daughter and said, “If you are ever out with a guy that acts like that, that is your first clue that he is the WRONG guy.”

How would have you responded if this happened to you?


Image: Ian Kahn