I was working in the office and received a phone call from one of our company’s Sales, who is a very aggressive lady, she told me about a customer’s order was being delivered with an incorrect configuration and demanded for an explanation.
While listening to her, I searched for all the related documents and found the cause of this mistake was partly me and partly the supplier. I explained that to her and told her what will be done to resolve this incorrect delivery. She was happy with my answer and thanked me at the end of our conversation.
Not aware the conversation was overheard by my colleagues, I continued to work until I was approached by few colleagues, who said they were very surprised that the Sales was not screaming at me but accepted what I told her.
My reply was, “Maybe because I was being honest to her, told her exactly what went wrong and apologised to her.” Some colleagues said to avoid any confrontation with this Sales, they would have put the blames to the supplier, since she does not deal with the supplier directly.
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Dealing with aggressive people can be difficult task, but when I tell the truth and accepted my own faults, I found it becomes an easiest job in the world. That’s what my Dad told me (when I was young) that every morning when we pray, we need to ask God for guidance to face whatever we need to face during that day.
I don’t know why I have chosen this post title as [Honesties vs “White” Lies], I am not going to elaborate, I am going to just finish this post by sharing what I have read recently:
Romas: 5: 3-5 “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.”
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