Assertive for the first time!!!!
I recently got a job at PetSmart as a pet care associate and was so incredibly nervous I had trouble breathing. Talking to customers, having them ask me questions I may or may not know the answer to, asking co-workers who are busy if they know instead. God it's so nerve wracking especially since they put me alone on my SECOND DAY!
And worst of all having to refuse people a pet when they don't have proper living conditions for it. That's what I was most nervous about. And as fate would have it on my fifth day, it happened.
Usually when someone does/says something I know is wrong I ignore it. Or I try to argue but eventually just say they're right(even if they aren't) to avoid confrontation. Especially when they're difficult to communicate with or are very head strong about whatever it is.
And this guy was pressing super hard and he clearly wasn't very good at English either. I wanted to melt into the ground and slink away.
But I stood my ground and tried to explain that 5 comet goldfish in a 1 gallon tank was unacceptable. Luckily he had a friend with him who clearly saw reason in what I was saying. He coaxed him away.
They lingered in the isle with aquariums for a bit and then left.
I just wanted to share because I feel to proud about it. Not only was I assertive for the first notable time in my life, but I saved four fish from living a life of misery in a fish tank that isn't even a 1/50 of the space they would all need.