Why we can't forget bad behaviour or non-cooperation easily?Often people misbehave with us. Even at times, you will find somebody not cooperating with you. They may be your relatives, friends or persons not known to you. Initially, you will feel bad and this feeling of hurt can linger for a long time. Actually, when people misbehave or do not cooperate we remember that particular behaviour forgetting any of her/his good deeds earlier. Long ago I read a story about a caretaker of a house where people used to stay during their business trips. One day the old caretaker was chatting with a middle-aged man who stayed there for a few days and describing him about his job and life as a caretaker. He told the middle-aged man how everybody pays tips and at times gifts while returning home after a stay in the house. The middle-aged man asked the caretaker whether he can remember any significant incident throughout his career and the caretaker promptly said that long ago a gentleman came to the house and stayed there for a while. The caretaker took good care of the man but while returning he didn't pay any tips. The middle-aged man calmly looked into the eyes of the caretaker and said he is the person who at his younger days once stayed in that house but didn't pay any tips to the caretaker. The caretaker was spellbound.
That story may have a moral in it but I found something significant here. We like good behaviour and expect cooperation from others and think these are very natural. Any deviation from this pinches us deeply in our mind and we cannot forget that easily. That's why we cannot forget so easily any kind of bad behaviour or non-cooperation. Members, do you agree?