National Thank You Day

National Thank You Day

We don’t really need a “National Thank You Day” to remind us to say “thank you,” do we?

Here are a few things to think about, relating to how or when we say “thank you”:

  • Is there a difference when someone says “thanks” instead of “thank you”?
  • How do you feel when you’ve held the door open for someone, and they do not acknowledge you with a “thank you”?
  • Are there circumstances when saying “thank you” is not enough?
  • Do you feel it is humiliating to say “thank you”? (Really, I’ve had someone say that to me.)
  • Do you believe that adults don’t really need to say “thank you” to a child?
  • Is saying “thank you” not necessary if the cashier has an attitude?
  • Do you say “thank you” using the universal hand-wave when someone lets you merge into traffic?

Thank You Notes: Are they outdated?
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern

I don’t believe they will ever become outdated.

First of all, everyone enjoys receiving a letter in the mail. Secondly, because so many people no longer send hand-written notes of thanks, you’ll certainly make an impression and become one of their favorite people. Lastly, it takes effort; effort to purchase a thank-you note, effort to sit down and think of something to say, effort to find a stamp, effort to find the person’s correct spelling of their name, their title and an address.

Who will you thank today?

___Spreading civility. 

Rosalinda Randall, Author, Business Etiquette TrainingI’m Rosalinda Randall, a modern-day civility and etiquette expert and author of “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom.”

I offer on-site workshops to support HR policies, sales team, managers, as part of the new-hire orientation process, lay-off process, professional development events, college/university students, interns. For more information, please contact me. 650.871.6200

 

 

 

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