What Is It With All The Thank Yous?

[At the front counter of a diner, paying in cash.]

Cashier: “Thank you.”
Me: “No, thank YOU.”
Cashier: “Seriously, thank you.”
Me: “Just so you know, I’ll be the last person to say thank you.”
Cashier: “Okay, thank you for telling me.”
Me: “No, I’d rather thank YOU.”

[She hands over my change.]

Me: “Thank you. Seriously. No need to say anything e-“
Cashier: “Thank you.”
Me: “Ha. THANK YOU.”

[I race for the door, open it, and-]

Cashier: “Thaaaaaank you!!!”

[I exit, wait for the door to almost close, then shout through the crack-]

Me: “Thank you!”

[Minutes later, I’m unlocking my car in the parking lot… The Cashier sticks her head out the back door…]

Cashier: “Thank YOU!”

[I leave well enough alone.]

7 comments on “What Is It With All The Thank Yous?

  1. Fun Joel - August 16, 2007 at 10:35 am -

    You’re welcome.

  2. Jacquie - August 16, 2007 at 12:08 pm -

    You gave up that easy? Get her name off the receipt and send her a thank you card!

  3. Dave2 - August 16, 2007 at 4:34 pm -

    And thank YOU for this entry!

  4. Pauly D - August 16, 2007 at 6:44 pm -

    Joel – Thank you.

    Jacquie – Thanks, good idea.

    Dave2 – No, THANK YOU.

  5. Dave2 - August 16, 2007 at 8:16 pm -

    GAH!!!

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  6. Nicoletta - August 17, 2007 at 3:55 pm -

    Namaste. Saluti. Aafwen. Merci. Kheli khub. Grazie. Sia-hamba-koo-kin-nen-nee-quen cose.

  7. Balendu Sharma Dadhich - August 19, 2007 at 7:51 pm -

    Well, you can also thank all the readers above who thanked you for writing such a thankful ‘thank you’ post and be thanked in return. 🙂

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