Okay, so these girls weren't exactly rude, but indirectly, I think they were.
Me, arms LOADED with bags of food and materials hanging off my shoulders, elbows, wrists, and yet more stuff in my hands that my fully loaded arms could barely wrap around. I'm not sure how I made it into my client's building with all that extra weight or how I managed to get through the door. But, I did. And as I entered their suite and approached the reception desk one of the precarious packages fell from my arms and to the floor, contents spilling everywhere. Out of the corner of my eye I see two ladies dressed nicely in business suits with folios in their hands, talking quietly to each other as they waited for what I assumed was their appointment.
After getting signed in, the packaged food items still lay on the floor where they fell because the two ladies behind me couldn't be bothered to take 2 and 1/2 steps forward to pick them up for me. So, not able to set down all my other stuff I laborously bent down to pick up what fell and almost toppled over at the awkward weight of the other bags. Still, no assistance from behind emerged. I finally managed to retrieve the fallen goods and the receptionist leaned out her window to kindly take what she could from me and escort me inside.
Is it just me, or were those two women standing there with their arms neatly folded around their precious leather folios very rude for not assisting me???
If the situation had been reversed I can say without a doubt that I would have stepped forward to help that person. It wouldn't even take much effort but a small, sincere gesture can make a big difference. A little kindness can go a long way... don't you think?