Common Courtesy ( A thing of the past?)

United States
November 28, 2023 2:51pm CST
Happy Tuesday Everyone! brrr it's cold here today. I don't even want to say that I saw a few snow flurries. I'm late getting here today. It's already almost 4pm and I'm usually chatting while I have my coffee first thing in the morning. Had a 10am appointment with the groomer so i got up early, showered and was dressed so I would be ready when she arrived. 10 o'clock came and went with no groomer so by 10:30 am I texted to ask where she was. All I got back was "on my way". 15 minutes later she got here and as she was bringing in all her stuff she casually said "sorry I'm late but you know me, I'm always late" That really annoyed me and I thought how inconsiderate to not even let me know she was going to be late and here I am rushing around to be ready on time. I really would consider looking for someone else but she's really good with our dog and the dog loves her. Plus she comes to the house and her prices are decent. So, I sucked it up and smiled and the dog looks good and smells really good too. I guess common courtesy has really disappeared these days.
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@RebeccasFarm (81809)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 Nov
I am sorry you experience this..it is a thing of the past for sure. If I could I would get rid of her.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 I understand you need her..but she is pig ignorant.
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• United States
29 Nov
It's frustrating for sure but it's easier to have her come to the house than try and find someone else. My dog is older and she's comfortable with this groomer.
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• United States
29 Nov
@RebeccasFarm can't argue with that
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@Deepizzaguy (92566)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Nov
It is a shame that common courtesy is going out of style these days.
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• United States
29 Nov
@Deepizzaguy You do sound like a true gentleman George
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@Deepizzaguy (92566)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 That is true. I try my best to be courteous.
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@Deepizzaguy (92566)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Thank you for your kind words.
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@AmbiePam (83789)
• United States
29 Nov
That is so rude. Do you think she forgot altogether until you reminded her? I mean, I almost feel like sometimes they know they have us over a barrel.
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@AmbiePam (83789)
• United States
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Absolutely. I don’t understand it at all.
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• United States
29 Nov
She mentioned that she was on an errand whatever that means. A simple text to say I'm running a little late would have been the right thing to do.
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov
I think you're right about common courtesy. People don't even say 'goodbye' on the phone anymore!
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@Marilynda1225 ....Seems so. Very aggravating.
• United States
29 Nov
Politeness and manners seem to be a thing of the past.
@LadyDuck (451419)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
More and more people seem not to have even an idea about common courtesy. What she said is rude, you cannot be proud to "be always late". This means you do not respect others people time.
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@LadyDuck (451419)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 - It takes very little to be polite. She could have texted to inform you that she was late.
• United States
29 Nov
Exactly!! I would think she'd be more conscientious since she's an independent worker and relies on her business to support herself. A simple text would have been appreciated.
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@LindaOHio (149341)
• United States
29 Nov
You're right about common courtesy. Good customer service is hard to find these days as well. I'm glad your doggie now looks like a show dog!!! Have a good day.
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• United States
29 Nov
I would expect someone like my dog groomer to have better customer service since she's an independent worker and relies on her business to support herself. In her defense, though, the dog does look and smell good
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@LindaOHio (149341)
• United States
29 Nov
@Marilynda1225 I'm glad she did a good job; but she should have called you.
@snowy22315 (166780)
• United States
28 Nov
You would think someone who has a business would know better, but apparently not. You should see the yahoos I deal with around here, they have a specific appointment and show up when they feel like it alot of the time, it is unreal.
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• United States
28 Nov
I wouldn't mind if she had texted and said she was running late.
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@much2say (53300)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Nov
That would annoy me too! I can understand a good business relationship, but sometimes it feels like they get too comfortable and think it's ok to let things slip and slide. It doesn't look too professional . . . they need to remember it is still "business"! I know, the good can override the bad . . . she is probably fantastic otherwise.
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@much2say (53300)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec
@Marilynda1225 Right. She is lucky you are diplomatic about it . . . but it's possible someone else might not be so understanding. Good customer service is essential for good business relations!
• United States
29 Nov
I'm sure she feels comfortable with her customers and she's been coming here for years. But good customer service is still important especially since she relies on her business to support herself.
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@rebelann (110380)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Nov
And I thought it was mostly a hispanic thing. Hispanic people are usually very nice but when they own businesses they never seem to come on time and are usually between 30 to 60 minutes late or else they call me 2 hours later to reschedule expecting me to understand
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• United States
28 Nov
Nope guess it's every nationality and this isn't even a youngster
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@rebelann (110380)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov
Neither are those workmen that were supposed to be here at 10am but called me 2 hours later.
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@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
30 Nov
It's great that your dog enjoyed the visit, though. Do you usually have a backup plan for situations like this, or do you tend to go with the flow?
@Juliaacv (47906)
• Canada
28 Nov
That is unprofessional as well as lacking common courtesy. And not to properly acknowledge your concern sends a bad vibe. I hope that she got your drift and will be a little more considerate the next time she is due to come for the pup's pampering.
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• United States
29 Nov
I know she could tell I was annoyed so hopefully if she is running late next time she'll have the decency to send a text saying so. But, she did a good job and the dog looks and smells good.
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@wolfgirl569 (91752)
• Marion, Ohio
28 Nov
It truly is gone
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@MarieCoyle (25691)
30 Nov
I feel that is so discourteous. How hard is it to call or text and say hey, I'm running late. I get especially frustrated when waiting on a repairman. You clear the day and then they sometimes do not show up, and do not call. And if you call them, they say, Oh sorrry, I was just so busy. Fine, fine...you are that busy, you don't need my business anyway!
@Beestring (12696)
• Hong Kong
29 Nov
I really dislike people who are always late. It's a waste of people's time.
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• United States
29 Nov
I dislike people who are notoriously late and think it's fine
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@JudyEv (321676)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
Such common courtesy is pretty rare. People think nothing of being late or not turning up at all. I'd be annoyed too but, like you, probably wouldn't say anything.