I was always taught

@keasling (723)
United States
August 13, 2008 7:40pm CST
I was always taught that when someone does something for you after they help you you say thank you. I helped someone by taking her to the dr, to the eye dr and had her prescription filled, done her laundry and I have not received as much as a thank you. I tell my kids over and over even though I am mom you still say thank you. I do theirs fold it call them and they will tell me thank you when i hand them their clothes. Maybe I am expecting way much. But boy if I never said thank you to my elders my grandma would have bopped me in the head...
4 responses
• United States
14 Aug 08
I was the taught the same thing too, but you have to know that deep down that she does appreciate what your doing for her! I agree with the other person, for some it is to hard for people to admit that they need help.Just remember that what your doing, you are doing because you care and you want to. Hopefully she will realize it and tell you. But I will say it for her, Thank you, hopefully when I need someone to help me,someone as nice as you will be there for me also.I'm not sure who she is ,family,friend,neighbor, but maybe she not used to having someone being kind to her and is not sure how to react. Im not sure. But you are doing a good thing!
@keasling (723)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I keep telling myself this. My husband and I decided to take her in but I didn't want to be taken for granted either. Thank you for making me feel good about helping her.
@know21 (1251)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Some people just can't say thank you.They except things to be done for them. It must be the way they brought up. Others assume that you already know there grateful for what you done. You can't read a persons mind.
@keasling (723)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I think that is what I get upset with most because they expect me to do everything and don't show any type of appreciation.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
14 Aug 08
On the occasions you mentioned you should have definitely received a thank-you, probably even more, if it was the same person. Unfortunately, more and more people take it for granted that people help them. I have been raised to say thank-you even for the littlest things and our kids are raised the same way. Sadly, it's a courtesy that seems to become a relique in today's society. Still, a thank-you will go a long way. Nice to hear you raised your children right.
@keasling (723)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I am very strict with the please and thank yous with my kids. I believe like you that a thank you will go twice as far as anything else.
@ljean791 (66)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I was taught the same about manners, to always treat others how you'd like to be treated. It's a shame that nowadays some people just take everything and everyone for granted. I mean how hard is it to say a simple thank you to someone.