Are you working for a place where morning or afternoon tea is a regular occurrence?
In my current workplace we celebrate Biggest Morning Tea and we have our monthly morning tea for all the birthday celebrant as well as other fund raising like for Cancer Council and Genes for Jeans Day and around this time anyone who wishes to share their cooking skills are welcome to do so and as for me I sometimes obliged.
I’m sure at some point you have been asked to taste someone’s cooking but never have the courage to tell the truth that you didn’t like it and because you don’t have the courage or don’t want to disappoint the person you have no choice but to lie and sometimes have to show more enthusiasm than they that you love their food when in fact it should go straight to the bin.
Well, it happen to me today! I didn’t have the courage to tell that her contribution did not leave up to my expectations and perhaps I was right because by home time her contribution was still on the table barely touch and all. I like this woman but I just didn’t have the courage to disappoint her not because I asked her to do the same but because she’s one of my friends in my workplace.
Do you think it would change her views toward me if I told her the truth? Would she still taste my cooking in the future? Would my relationship with her in the workplace become non-existent?
I know there are better ways of telling without hurting her feelings but I just didn’t. Perhaps, because I didn’t think it matters? Perhaps because her thoughtfulness matters more to me than her reaction? Perhaps I care more about this person more than her cooking?
When it comes to dealing with people sometimes there are some things that just don’t matter anymore. Sometimes it’s better to accept rather than refused. Sometimes it’s better to be silent than be heard.
That’s because at the end of the day a good relationship with that person matters most than the current situation!