My aunt and I were at the grocery store picking up a few last minute things we needed. Right before we turned into the check-out lane, we were met buy a young man face-to-face, or maybe I should say… basket-to-basket. After an awkward pause, my aunt tells him we are going to a particular check-out counter. He responds, "me too!" It was clear that he was not planning on being a nice gentleman by letting the ladies go first. As we began placing our items on the belt to be scanned by the cashier, I could hear the young man growling and yelling obscenities. I turned around to acknowledge him and the words that came out of my mouth were, "It's ok, it's ok, YOU are going to be ok." I will never forget the look in his eyes. He begins to tell me, “Thank you for having empathy towards me, it really means a lot!" He told me that he appreciated me for being so understanding and that I should be a motivational speaker! WHAT a compliment! 😂 I wish I could have taken a picture of the cashier’s face while all of this was happening! 😳 Before I walked away, I told him that he is going to be just fine. This encounter taught me something about myself. Sometimes, people just need someone to understand where they are coming from, whether you agree with them or not. It's funny how he called out one of my top five strengths.