this little post is just to note down a not-too-big discovery today.
i was volunteering at a museum. my station today was shakespearean weapons.
we had a kettle helmet and a sword.
we also had a jousting helmet that people can put on. very heavy.
during the last week of volunteering i have picked up some “professional volunteer” lines:
- give me a thumbs-down if it’s too heavy, okay?
- here we gooo. can i let go now?
- oooh you look fierce.
- mighty face!
- i know right, it’s amazing how they used to fight in something this heavy.
- you don’t find it heavy? you must be very strong then.
little boy came. i put the “great helm” on for him. “can i let go?” he nodded. looked kinda wobbly. but he still hung in there. parents got a photo. i took the helmet off.
“you have very strong shoulders!” i said. just another “volunteer” line.
but when he walked away i heard him tell his parents, “she said i’ve very strong shoulders.” proud smile.
well boy. i’m not a fitness expert or anything, but…
even just a casual compliment counts. it gives people a little blossom, as small as this all lower-case letter post. they wear it around, and they don’t even need to think that you meant it whole-heartedly. it just gives them a warm fuzzy flower of “nice“.
give out more flowers of nice. 😉