SAY “THANK YOU”
Say “thank you” anytime someone does something nice for you, no matter how well you know them.
Think you don’t have to say “thank you’ to your mom, your dad, or your big sister because they are family and don’t count.
Because family is where good manners begin, not where they end.
Say “thank you” when a teacher compliments your drawing, or the piano teacher remarks kindly on your playing, even if you’e not happy with your drawing or your performance.
Reply “it’s ugly!” or “I was terrible!” even if you could have done better.
Because rejecting someone’s kind comments on your accomplishment implies they have no taste, and that’s insulting.
Say “thank you” to the person who just made your strawberry-banana smoothie, handed you your change at the market, or gave you a program at hockey game.
Assume that because people are “doing their jobs: they don’t deserve to be thanked for that particular interaction with you.
Because it makes people feel good to know their efforts are appreciated, and why wouldn’t you want to make someone feel good?
- A lady smiles and makes eye contact when she says “thank you.”
- A lady says “thank you” even when the person she is thanking is on the other end of the phone.
- A lady says “thank you” even if no one else has – or especially if no one else has done so.