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    It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Yesterday, along with other Sponsors, I received an email from a person who was looking for a product I didnt have and that he thought was unobtainable in AU.

    I happened to know of a competitor where he could get the product here in AU and replied to his email with the information. It would only have taken a moment for him to reply and say, "thankyou", but that reply never came.

    Its far from an isolated case. Have we become a thankless society?


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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A3C3939282A262F2F2C2C490 link=1285838230/0#0 date=1285838230
    Have we become a thankless society?
    Not entirely, there are still people out there that observe social niceties, although they certainly seem to be more difficult to find.
    It even extends to Coffee Snobs, Ive had a few PMs recently requesting information re points in a post, replied in detail to each, and you guessed it, two of my replies didnt even rate a thanks, I might add the culprits were not regular CSs, just a few posts up each and nothing heard from them since. ::)

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Its a tricky one this one, sometimes I dont want to clutter up a busy persons inbox with a thank you even though I appreciate the reply :-/

    On a slightly related note I was getting a sausage outside a hardware store the otehr day and a guy in his early 20s rocked up and asked for a sausage with no please or thankyou, I corrected him but he ignored me ;D my misses gave me a growling for it as well ::)

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Its not that uncommon around our little rural community as most people have no reticence in thanking someone for something done on their behalf. Definitely happens a lot more online though - I guess its the veil of anonymity that belies the human element behind the service, some people just dont regard others in this situation as a human being helping another....

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    I say thanks more often than not

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 7771666D7770686A030 link=1285838230/2#2 date=1285841004
    Its a tricky one this one, sometimes I dont want to clutter up a busy persons inbox with a thank you even though I appreciate the reply Undecided
    Tricky! not at all, someone provides you with a service, product, information or assistance ----- the appropriate response is "thank you"
    See how far you get in life without social graces, for some reason people will become less helpful or positively responsive to your approaches/requests.
    A thank you in my mail box will never be considered as clutter. ;) *

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    A lot of people go to the trouble to complain.

    I know I do.

    But the flipside is that I also go to the trouble of pointing out good service.
    On several occasions I have sought out the manager in order to point out that a particular staff member has given excellent service.
    Ive even tipped wait staff at a wedding reception.

    I also have a collection of "thank you" emails that Ive received.

    If dont already, start saying thank you.
    It may mean more to the recipient than you think.

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 516D706B616077626A61050 link=1285838230/6#6 date=1285857690
    I also have a collection of "thank you" emails that Ive received.

    If dont already, start saying thank you.
    It may mean more to the recipient than you think

    Thanks TG (one more for your collection *:) )

    You have a good point; some will go to great lengths to complain - even to the point of litigation. Few will take the time to provide positive feedback and some consider excellent service to be the minimum requirement.

    If I experience excellent service, I will always try to provide feedback. I will always say thank you when I have an order delivered to me.

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    What is the world coming to...

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 7170253434400 link=1285838230/8#8 date=1286176206
    What is the world coming to...

    Idiocracy ;D


    We are almost there... One only has to open ones eyes.. If its got electrolytes it is what every thing craves. Just ask any media outlet or look on the label of any product ;D

    However protocol and teh art of truly being thankful Vs guile and the verbal tirade of "Have a nice day / you want frys with that / Thank you" without feeling: I can do with out ::)

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    I think its really important to say thanks. Ive drummed it into my kids that it costs you nothing to say thanks :)

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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 52594B5E55594F52535E3C0 link=1285838230/10#10 date=1286665121
    I think its really important to say thanks. Ive drummed it into my kids that it costs you nothing to say thanks :)
    And its not only what you say, but how you say it... Anyone remember Steve Martins:
    "EXCUUUuuuUUUUuuse MEEEEEeeeeeee!"


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    Re: It only takes a moment to say "thankyou"

    Quote Originally Posted by 56656A607D5B432A040 link=1285838230/11#11 date=1286666278
    And its not only what you say, but how you say it... Anyone remember Steve Martins:
    "EXCUUUuuuUUUUuuse MEEEEEeeeeeee!"
    Yep, without attitude helps too ;)



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