First impressions are extremely important. While a book should not be judged by its cover, many people are unlikely to read it if the cover is not inviting.
This applies to all aspects in life; dress how you wish to be addressed. If you want respect, don’t dress like a hooker, or a hobo living on the streets; Your dress style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
When at work I love talking to people ,( I’m a receptionist for an Optometrist and Physiotherapist). We have many elderly patients who love to chat and although often I am busy I still make the time, because I know that sometimes I will be the only person they will talk to that day. People will forget what you said, and they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. I had a lovely man bring me a box of chocolates last week; Why? Because I was nice to him on the phone. ( The previous person he had spoken to had been curt and abrupt with him.) I was touched and it really made me stop and think that we should always try and be nice because you don’t know what is happening in people’s lives, and you just might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
I confess that when I am reading other blogger’s post, if I am not impressed with the first few lines, then I’m out of there! You get a very good sense of who a person is by what they write; I know you can all tell I’m a smart, attractive, funny, happily married woman with amazing kids! Actually, many people thought that Tracey and I were a couple, not friends sharing a blog, much to the amusement of our respective families, so first impressions can sometimes be so wrong!
We tend to judge others instantly by their clothes, cars, possessions, race, education or social status; the list is endless. Never make a decision until you find out what’s inside that person; that is far more important than what they own. And if you yourself want to leave a lasting impression, treat others the way you would like to be treated…
“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression!”