Last Wednesday night, my daughter took my hand and accompanied me out of the kitchen to tell me something serious – that’s what I thought.
My daughter, 13 years old, looked at me, she touched my skin like a doctor and said very seriously:
“So mom, if the flamingos turn pink because of their food, then we need to have a serious conversation about your coffee consumption.”
Do you know people who tend to listen, say little, but when they say something, it hits?
Yes, that’s how it is. And mostly unexpectedly, with a deep black humor.
My husband and I laughed heartily. Still today.
To add to the words of her twin brother, when we asked him about 5 years ago why he “disturbs” in class, he replied quick-wittedly:
“Who still makes people laugh when everyone is so serious?” – he is right.
We also pay for Mittermeier and Co. to laugh.
And that’s what the two of them do with us.
It can be serious and at the same time really funny, so that I only bow to such ideas: My coffee consumption and me. A story with many perspectives.
When dealing with diversity, humor should not be missing. This is how we make encounters easy.
Nevertheless, I know that both sides need the willingness to receive and appreciate them.
I remember when a lady said to me during a holiday job, just as I was eating my coconut yogurt:
“The color doesn’t suit you, better eat a chocolate yogurt”. I was surprised, but not offended. I smiled slightly.
My girlfriend, local, who listened, thought that was absolutely wrong.
I understood that even less.
But over time, I learned to make sure that the feelings of others do not become mine.
Looking back, it was a harmless comment that I would now encounter with a hearty laugh and a counter.
When a colleague found out years later why I was going black, I was clearly ready for a laugh and we worked together respectfully and effectively anyway, or precisely because of it. This story made it to the book.
So the no. 47 way in my book is about not putting every word on the #Goldwaage (🔸️for the curious: soon my team and I will announce🔸️ the release date)
For me, such remarks are by no means offensive in my work environment, in family or among friends. It’s a healthy invitation to get to know each other better.
What do you eat/drink the most? Pay attention to what happens.