I call up the supermarket guy and ask him to deliver a few items to my house.
He says Okay. I say Thank You.
He says Thank You.

The home delivery boy comes and hands over the packets.
I pay him. I say Thank You.
He says Thank You.

The auto driver drops me to my apartment.
I pay him and say Thank You.
He says Okay.

I call up the Broadband Support and lodge a complaint.
They fix it and call me back.
I say Thank You.
They say No problem.

He comes up with a new idea and implements it.
His colleagues say Awesome.
He says Thank You.
They say You’re welcome.

She steps on a cat’s tail as she hurries out.
She says Sorry.
The cat says Meow.

Hollow words, borne out of habit.

My niece gives a parcel to my son when she comes to visit.
He opens it and peers inside. I ask him what it contains.
He says, Biscuits and Gulab Jamun.
I ask, Did you say Thank you?
He shakes his head with an embarrassed smile.
He comes to me and whispers loudly, Can I have the Gulab Jamun now?
I nod, beaming.
My niece has got her Thank You.

By |2018-12-10T11:17:22+00:00March 28th, 2012|Anecdotes, As I see it|1 Comment

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  1. Viyoma March 31, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    So apt.
    Thank You has really lost it true meaning. Most of us, say just for the sake of it.

    Just like " Say Sorry, only when u feel it" One should say thanks only when it comes from the bottom of the heart.

    And like that lil boy did – there are other ways of thanking, that mean more. So why just say it, do it and let the other person know.

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