Sea Angels 2/25/2012

By Sea Angels in Sea Angels

2012-02-25 23:30:55

So many people get angry, frustrated, stressed and upset about things and never do anything about it.  Some people may feel that no one will listen to me, what can I do I'm only one person, or think someone else will do something about it.  Many people are afraid offending someone even if they have be offended or they just don't want to ruffle any feathers even though the hold on to negative emotions instead of doing what's right.  Well I'm not one of those people...anymore.

I have found in the last few years that by keeping silent about things like our litter problem and the people who do it doesn't help your cause.  I have also found that it's all in your delivery.  Screaming and yelling at someone will only create a defensive wall and then you fight as well forget making your point.  I don't respond to that kind of treatment so I wouldn't think anyone else would.  By clearly stating your concerns and educating the person why you have these concerns can make a world of difference.

Here's a recent example.  I car dealerships employees were releasing balloons at the end of the day that were tied to their signs.  A young lady witnessed this and was mortified by what she saw but didn't have the courage to approach the balloon releasing offender.  She asked for help.  Well I jumped on board and sent this dealership a message imploring them to please refrain from doing this and why it's not eco-friendly.  I sent this a few days ago and figured I wouldn't hear back.  Well I was wrong. Here was the response I got back.  

Recently, there were some concerns expressed regarding ballons being released into the air by the staff of our dealership. I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention, and thank you for informing us of the effects of releasing ballons into the air. There were proper procedures for releasing the ballons in place, however those procedures were not being utilized. We have educated each ...and every person here in the dealership on the proper procedures that you have recommended, and are now actively enforcing correct balloon disposal procedures. We do care about our beautiful environment and wildlife, and always want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to preserve it. Again, thank you all very much for contacting us, and I admire each of you for proactively expressing your concerns and efforts to preserve this beautiful land! Good Luck and continued success in your efforts. You have gained our support here at Herb Kinman Chevrolet.
Okay my font changed.  Anyway I was so happy that all of us who spoke up were heard.  There were no hard feelings and it just proves my philosphy that one person can make a difference.  Whether it's asking for help or taking action you have nothing to lose when you stand up for your convictions!



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  • Ivan Martinetti
    Ivan Martinetti,San Francisco, USA
    February 25, 2012
    I was going to do the same thing, you beat me to it hahahah congratulations! Great job! I was really surprised that she didn't at least write an email to them but hey we are all different ....
  • Sea Angels
    Sea Angels,Boynton Beach, USA
    February 27, 2012
    I think she is really young and maybe was intimated. I've been there but I found if you don't speak up nothing will change. That goes for every part of life. Can't hurt.
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