Saying 'hello' and 'thank you'
Tue, Feb 09 06:46 AM
I have noticed how rude people can be these days. I have seen people walk up to an associate at Home Depot, and just blurt out 'paint?'. I think this is very rude. This is a person you are talking to, not a Google search box. People have become so accustomed to typing a few words into Google and getting answers out of them, but that is not how you should talk to people.
At Home Depot, Starbucks, or any other store I go to, I always greet the associate with a smile and say hello. Next, instead of saying "Gimme a latte", I will say "May I please have a latte?" I guess my mother just raised me to have manners.
Like Coach Steele said today, he always gets a table at a crowded restaurant because he projects a positive energy on the person he is talking to. I tend to do the same thing, smiling and being polite, and it is surprising what kind of impact it can have on things.