saying thank you
January 16, 2010 1:24am CST
My neighbour's child came over to tell us to keep the shoes that were out for drying cos it's raining ( very lightly ). As I was at the back, I told my son to say thank you. After the child left, my son said there's no need to say thank you and said that I'm a nerd. Now when did saying thank you makes one a nerd??? Sigh, the world's changing.
• United States
17 Jan 10
"Thank you", "Please", "May I", "You're welcome" along with a few other niceties help people get along better in this world. Kids today have to learn that. They have a whole different way of communicating with each other. I was at MacDonald's with my grandson and he saw one of his classmates. Did they speak to each other? No. What was weird to me was he showed excitement and happiness in his voice to me when he told me that the boy was in his class and told me his name. I saw the other boy talking to his Mom with the same animation. However, when we got close enough to speak, neither one said a word. Just looked at each other. I introduced myself to the Mom and explained that the two boys were classmates. She said "Yes, I know. He told me." We exchanged pleasantries. The two boys just stood back and never said a word. I'm talking about 7 year olds. Go figure.
• United States
18 Jan 10
You're right. Way back it used to be called speedwriting (a form of shorthand). It was meant to replace the more sophisticated form of Gregg's shorthand. I couldn't be a secretary because I could not master neither form of the shorthand. Hahaha. That's why I opted for computers. Now any kid can do the shorthand. Problem is they are deaf from listening to the loud music. so they can't hear the dictation.