The Message

“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

   The other day I was over at a friends house and we listened to a message they received from an area code neither of us  recognized…which turned out to be somewhere in Slovenia. The person was speaking in a south slavic language, so I could not understand a word they were saying, but from the tone of their voice, I gathered they were very upset with someone named Baldomr.  They went on quite passionately and hung up abruptly. 

   Thank Goodness they called the wrong number and saved poor old Baldomr from a severe tongue lashing.  Later in the day it occurred to me… no matter who yells at or accuses who, it’s never about the other person anyway. 

   If you come across someone who’s decided to take their anger or frustration out on you, just remember, they have the wrong number. 

Enjoy each moment in peace

Updated and Reposted from 2010,  Ehsida©