How often do you say thank you?

New Zealand
April 22, 2007 8:34am CST
Today when I took the kids out for some lunch I found myself wondering how often do we say thank you for the little things that people do, even though we pay for a service. I was brought up to say thank you and I find it's a habit for me (I do mean it when I say it). I've worked in the service industry and some people can be quite rude you learn to ignore those one and keep smiling :)
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10 responses
• Indonesia
22 Apr 07
I always said THX in every time. When paid something, when I dont know I often to said thx until my friends confused. I think all their kindness should be apreciate with simple and honest word. "THX"
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@qoo_rie (428)
• Indonesia
22 Apr 07
so often. i say to everyone helps me... say it to the parking man, say it to the cashier woman or man, i think i often say that. i don't know why i get used to say it.... well i do a lot of respect what they're doing, n they tired enough so a little word of thank you could brighten up someone's day :)
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• New Zealand
22 Apr 07
It's a sign of gratitude and for sure it does brighten up someone's day, always does mine and you feel more appreciated as well.
• India
23 Apr 07
Almost whenever I get an opportunity to say thanks, I immidiately do so. Well this is one thing that gives a smile on the receivers face and i guess everybody should do so.
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• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
I agree, and like so many people have said, it costs nothing and can brighten soemones day up :)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 07
Honestly, I often say thank you for every little things have done to me. I think some people don't appreciate "Thank You" but for me saying thank you is a way on letting people to know that he made him/her happy in that day. " Thank You" tshirtscene for posting this discussion. heheh
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• New Zealand
23 Apr 07
and thank you for responding :)
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I say thank you all the time when I go out. Even when I get bad service. I realize everyone has their bad days and sometimes a simple thank you will cheer them up and make them feel appreciated.
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• New Zealand
23 Apr 07
That's so right, everyone is human and we all have our bad day's, saying thank you and letting people know that someone appreciates how they are feeling with a simple thank you can change their whole day around.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I say thank-you all the time. And please and excuse me. Sometimes I think manners are a lost art. So many times I come across people who have none and not just kids adults too. i think It's sad.
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• New Zealand
22 Apr 07
A lost art indeed, and I agree it's not just kids either.
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I was a waitress back in the day and even though people paid me for my service itwas still nice to hear thank you. Now when I go out I always say thank you and please becouse I know what it means to that person.
• New Zealand
22 Apr 07
I definately can relate to that mrbranan, as I said above I worked in the sevice industry and even though we get paid a thank you is still nice and puts a smile on our faces ready for the next customer :)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 07
I agree that to said thx we dont need any cost and no need many effort to do that. but so much effect will happen if we say it ^^ And thats why I often to said thx ^^
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• Melbourne, Australia
24 Apr 07
I say thank you alot. I say thanks to my husbane for even the little things like making me a drink of water. HE is the same, he will say thank you for the small things as well as the big ones. We have raised our 13yo son the same way, he is very polite in that way.
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@al87exa (720)
• Romania
23 Apr 07
many times, when somebody make something for me, or only give me an adivice, when i want say a good word, i think i say many times"thank you ïn a day. ïs polite, is nice, and don't cost money. thank you
• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
So very correct, it costs absolutely nothing to say thank you. Very good point!