Ok, I thought & went back to what I was doing, only to have the same ladies came back several minutes later & interrupt me in the middle of helping another customer "Excuse, me" she said as she leaned over the counter getting right in my face as she said it. " "Can you show me where that book is now?" I told her I would be right with her as soon as I am done with the lady I am presently helping" So finding that mildly annoying, I finished up with the customer I was helping & helped them.
Now, they wanted to know if we had another book ( we didn't) & they couldn't find the books they originally asked about.
I showed them where they were bitting many holes in my tongue, smiling & being polite to them. Before leaving one of them asked me if I could find a book for them, but, they couldn't remember the name of the book or author. I politely told them that I was not able to look up a book if they didn't know at least the author or the title. The lady said can't you look up the book from members card? I reassured her that the card didn't work that way., & if she didn't know at least the title or author I couldn't help them. The other lady said " well, do you know if another bookstore would carry those books??" I told her that Barnes & Noble might. They thanked me for all my help & left. Right after that I felt that little whisper from the Holy Spirit about how God uses those kind of experiences to cultivate patience in us.
I giggled when I realized the truth of that thought. So now, whenever I am in a situation like that, or any other one that I am tempted to become impatient or frustrated I just have to remind myself that this is just a situation that God is using to cultivate patience within me!!