Is A Thank You Too Much To Ask?

Is A Thank You Too Much To Ask?

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Utica, NY

#1 Oct 21, 2013
When I cash out at your store I don't want "there you go"...I don't want "have a nice day"...and I don't want dead silence...I just want a simple Thank You!!...I've made a purchase, patronized your business and helped you keep your job so a simple Thank You should not be too much to ask...what is wrong with people today...no manners!!...I'll continue to say "your welcome" even though I don't get a thank you but that's just how I feel...
Managing Risk

Oneida, NY

#2 Oct 21, 2013
How about when you purchase, patronize,are a loyal customer. Don't you like it when the person cashing you out is: texting,talking to another cashier? on a cell phone? is more interested in everything except you as you hand over your hard earned money, therefore creating job security for him or her or them with your purchase? Good manners are supposed to be taught in the home beginning @ a very young age. One more thing...when guys do not take off those awful hats, caps when they are in a restaurant or come into your office or store or when our flag is passed? Can anyone remember when gentlemen, no matter what age, tipped their hats whenever a lady passed by or was in their presence?
come on

West Hartford, CT

#3 Oct 21, 2013
Managing Risk wrote:
How about when you purchase, patronize,are a loyal customer. Don't you like it when the person cashing you out is: texting,talking to another cashier? on a cell phone? is more interested in everything except you as you hand over your hard earned money, therefore creating job security for him or her or them with your purchase? Good manners are supposed to be taught in the home beginning @ a very young age. One more thing...when guys do not take off those awful hats, caps when they are in a restaurant or come into your office or store or when our flag is passed? Can anyone remember when gentlemen, no matter what age, tipped their hats whenever a lady passed by or was in their presence?
You're living in the 50's !!!
And

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 21, 2013
The 50's were a much better time...even the 60's...it makes you wonder where we are headed. The other day I held a door for a disabled elderly man after a young lady tried to cut him off so I held the door for her as well after he came out of Stewarts...did she say than you...of course NOT!!

If I ran a retail business, I would not keep a cashier that didn't know how to thank my customers...I have no idea when "have a nice day" replaced thank you but it should be in addition to...not in place of!!
thank you

New Hartford, NY

#5 Oct 21, 2013
Being kind and considerate should not have anything to do with what year it is. It's how you are brought up and how you feel about yourself. Most people are angry and rude. Example is the 50's a better way of life.
Listen N Learn

Utica, NY

#6 Oct 21, 2013
Good manners are never outdated ... only to the rude and ignorant.

I'm a 57 year old male, raised in the 60s. I was taught manners, both at home and in school. Today, it is automatic for me to say "thank you" when called for, or to hold a door open for a lady or man. When I wear a hat, I take it off indoors ... if you were in the military, you probably do the same thing .. or you should.

Sadly, today it is just typical that many adults, starting with my generation, are selfish, inconsiderate and rude, and that's what they taught their brats.
Who cares

Clinton, NY

#7 Oct 21, 2013
Listen N Learn wrote:
Good manners are never outdated ... only to the rude and ignorant.
I'm a 57 year old male, raised in the 60s. I was taught manners, both at home and in school. Today, it is automatic for me to say "thank you" when called for, or to hold a door open for a lady or man. When I wear a hat, I take it off indoors ... if you were in the military, you probably do the same thing .. or you should.
Sadly, today it is just typical that many adults, starting with my generation, are selfish, inconsiderate and rude, and that's what they taught their brats.
No one cares take your purchase and be on your merry way!
We all care

Utica, NY

#8 Oct 22, 2013
If these stores want us to buy local, they will teach their employees to have manners! As customers we deserve them!
For sure

Utica, NY

#9 Oct 22, 2013
Most of these young clerks think they ate doing you a favor for being there...try to find one that can actually count back your change without looking at the register six times!
dummypants

United States

#10 Oct 23, 2013
I would like to live in a world more like the America of yesteryear that only exists in the minds of us Republicans.
Your weird

Waltham, MA

#12 Oct 23, 2013
Not wrote:
When I cash out at your store I don't want "there you go"...I don't want "have a nice day"...and I don't want dead silence...I just want a simple Thank You!!...I've made a purchase, patronized your business and helped you keep your job so a simple Thank You should not be too much to ask...what is wrong with people today...no manners!!...I'll continue to say "your welcome" even though I don't get a thank you but that's just how I feel...
what is wrong for a cashier to say have a nice day ? If she cashed you out or he you would be the one to say thank you after the stuff was bagged and handed to you . Even though you bought it at that place . Your being handed the stuff after being bagged you say thank you . I think your reading into the situation probley a little too much . I was a cashier a lot of times I got thank you after bagging items your reading too much into that one .
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Utica, NY

#13 Oct 23, 2013
No doubt you were a cashier with a lack of manners...bagging my purchase is part of YOUR job...not mine. When I pumped gas as a teen, I washed the windshield and checked the oil and still thanked the customer who made my paycheck!!...that is the way it is done in a polite society...
In the know

Utica, NY

#14 Oct 23, 2013
For sure wrote:
No doubt you were a cashier with a lack of manners...bagging my purchase is part of YOUR job...not mine. When I pumped gas as a teen, I washed the windshield and checked the oil and still thanked the customer who made my paycheck!!...that is the way it is done in a polite society...
Absolutely correct!
Rocky Road

Washington, DC

#15 Oct 23, 2013
It is a shame about the lack of manners. Thanking someone who held the door for you, male or female. There is a guy who opens the car door for his lady and daughter (or sister)- hope they thank him
For sure

Gloversville, NY

#16 Oct 24, 2013
Some people still have class!
Not me

Old Forge, NY

#19 Oct 25, 2013
I work in retail and I always thank my customers..."have a nice" day isn't a thank you in my book but that is what these young kids are being taught...
Yep

Indian Lake, NY

#20 Oct 26, 2013
So do I...
well

Rome, NY

#21 Oct 26, 2013
Please, thank you, excuse me.....People need to use these words/expressions more often. They were all ingrained in my when I was younger, and I am glad. When I started my first job as a teenager, part of what I was taught was to thank the customer at the end of the transaction. When anyone does something for you, that makes something easier for you, you should say thank you.
Wrong

Utica, NY

#22 Oct 26, 2013
Not wrote:
When I cash out at your store I don't want "there you go"...I don't want "have a nice day"...and I don't want dead silence...I just want a simple Thank You!!...I've made a purchase, patronized your business and helped you keep your job so a simple Thank You should not be too much to ask...what is wrong with people today...no manners!!...I'll continue to say "your welcome" even though I don't get a thank you but that's just how I feel...
It's not "people today" because the older generation is just as rude. It's slobs and idiots, no matter what generation they were born to.
And

Utica, NY

#23 Oct 27, 2013
That's the name of dat tune!!

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