The other day when we nearly ran out of ice at the restaurant, we went to the neighbouring kitchen to see if we could borrow some as they do with us when they run out of things like rice or peanut butter.
To our surprise, instead of the hospitality and friendliness we were anticipating, we were met with apprehension and hastiness.
In the end we got the ice, but it came with a bitter taste.
So what does this mean?
It means that feelings can be passed on and remembered. If we’re not careful, we can send the wrong signals and pave the way for resentment rather than connection.