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Indrid Cold wrote:
So, sorry, but I don't think a till worker deserves thanks just for letting you pay for the things you want to buy
Oh, I'm sorry but not everyone in shops is a till monkey you know, we help with enquiries, pack their bags and sometimes even carry their things to the doors for them. So that doesn't merit a thanks? :banghead:
I always thank the bus driver, I know it's their job, but so is my hairdresser and I thank her.
Think it's a regional thing, most people here say thank you when they get off the bus.
Gotta say it annoys me when boots people constantly ask if I have a boots card. I know they are just doing their job but it's so irritating. I don't want a boots card, I just want to buy some body spray/a drink without being asked.
i am very rude to anyone calling up my house though who are trying to sell me something. as soon as i realise thats what they're doing i say "no thanks" and put down the phone.
Senor Miguel wrote:
......then you go somewhere like switzerland and you have to make a conscious effort otherwise you just come across as rude lol, i don't think we're inherently bad mannered it's just the british way....
Just be glad you are not a Japanese in Paris :-http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6197921.stm
"A dozen or so Japanese tourists a year have to be repatriated from the French capital, after falling prey to what's become known as "Paris syndrome".
That is what some polite Japanese tourists suffer when they discover that Parisians can be rude or the city does not meet their expectations."