~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I've always loved quotes. I've used them to make stupid remarks, and to evaluate my opinions on different matters. Quotes are just other people's thoughts made public. So, I use their thoughts to share my thoughts.
When these people act this way, it really affects my day. I don't try to take it personally, but rudeness is always hard to swallow. I know it's not always stemmed from my workplace. It comes from their workplace. I always try to be polite to them so they can have a bright spot in their day. I know I always remember a smiling face when at the store or a resaurant.
Think about when you are going through your day. When do you get upset with those around you? Place yourself in their shoes and think how you would feel. Then purpose to be cheerful. It takes effort sometimes, but is well worth it. You never know how your politeness could boost up those around you.