consideration There are many people who show an absolute lack of consideration for others.  It occurs not only in everyday life but the workplace as well.  Recently my son traveled to an office I am affiliated with to deliver four boxes of files.  He was told that the office would be open until 12:30 p.m.  He rushed to arrive at the designated time because he was coming from another state.  He arrived and the person who was supposed to be in was not there.  Not only that, but when my workmate,  the real Miss Patty, and I rang his phone, it went straight to voicemail.  He didn’t mind, but it was a very hot day.  It was 95F and 35C.  He was patient, but my workmate had a medical appointment and had to call and ask for an extension of time so she could go to the office and unlock the door.  Right after she arrived, the individual appeared.  His basic attitude was so what, they could just wait for me.  What makes him think his time is more valuable than anyone else’s?  He has a college degree, but so does my son.  It doesn’t make him any more important or valuable as a person.  My workmate ended up being delayed for two hours at the medical facility.  To say she was upset, would be phrasing it mildly.  This has also occurred in doctor’s offices particularly in the United States. As you know I have lived in Ireland besides the states and have obviously visited a few medical facilities.  It surprised me that in certain parts of the U.S., the wait at a doctor’s office can be half a day.  Again, they do have interruptions for emergencies, but their time is no more valuable than anyone else’s.  Having consideration for others is important in living a calm and peaceful life.  It’s not only fair, but it is the right thing to do.  One more example.  Several years ago my family was living in Texas and we drove to California to visit my son’s best friend.  They were in junior high or middle school at the time.  It was over 1500 miles or 2414.016 Kilometers.  It was a two day drive.  When we arrived, the dad said that his son had misbehaved and was being punished.  So all the plans to go to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm appeared to disappear.  The mum, however, took into consideration the distance and decided that their son could be punished after we left.  Needless to say, all the children had a great time.  It was shocking, though, that the dad had no consideration for the plans that had been made well over a month prior to the trip or for our time and money.  In the Good Gus Series, consideration was an important part of every story.  It is a good lesson for all children and possibly a few adults.  If the heirs for the trust or will you are handling are showing you no consideration, take a few minutes and visit maecharlesbooks.com and read “Misplaced Trust.”  (books available on Kindle)