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Old 23.03.2015, 17:50
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The lost art of saying "Thank You"

If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. (Pick one of the following)

1) That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
2) That will make you appear like an arrogant git who is in need of a good kick in the knackers.

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Old 23.03.2015, 17:52
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If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
They had probably run out of yellow Post-It notes and had no pen.
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Old 23.03.2015, 17:55
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

Aw...but where has all the charitable spirit gone?

I don't like to have that happen to me either, to be honest, and it does. But it's somebody else's karma, I wouldn't sweat it.
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:06
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

Didn't realise you work at my place dodgyken
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:11
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

Never happens in the real world.
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:32
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

I don't care about the doors. It's when you let someone in in front of you when driving and they don't flash their hazards (presumably in fear of a fine due to misuses of hazards) or show any semblance of appreciation
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:39
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

Thanks-whoring happens in real life too?
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:41
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If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
Just say "you're welcome!". It'll probably confuse the crap out of them.

Anyway, girls are generally ungrateful. I made her breakfast in bed and instead of saying thank you - she asked me how I got into her apartment. Meh.

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Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
Not a stuck-up bitch, just Dutch. Apparently. Are you a swiss men?
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:44
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

What if she said dankre and you did not hear her?
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If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
You're assuming she appreciates it, in which case it would indeed be in order. But if she didn't that reinforcing element of a "Thank you" would be misplaced, thus the silence could be her way of saying "don't". Maybe she even felt belittled (for some emancipation killed the gents, stupid as that may sound to you and yours truly) so even a perfunctionary glance might be too much - not nice at all, but at least honest.
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Old 23.03.2015, 18:46
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If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
Your clearly living in the wrong Kanton to then DK

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Old 23.03.2015, 18:46
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

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Hahahah...just seems like somebody who keeps a score of his gentlemanly gestures.

It's annoying, anyways, to meet ill-mannered folk. I blame the age of entitlement. Or post-post-feminism?
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

What if she thought you were a creep for holding the door for her, and wanted nothing to do with you? Then fair response, no?

If you are going to do something unsolicited for someone, better to do it expecting nothing in return, lest you get disappointed.
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Re: The lost art of saying "Thank You"

What is the issue with having a door held open? What you'd rather the door flapped in your face as the person proceeding you barges through? I hold doors open for all and everyone .. Particularly people who are more infirm or with parcels or a buggy or or or..

And I thank politely anyone who returns the favour. Its what makes our lives a little more human - contact with our fellow human being. Save the feminism for arguments where its needed (equal access to education/equal pay etc etc) ..
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What is the issue with having a door held open? What you'd rather the door flapped in your face as the person proceeding you barges through? I hold doors open for all and everyone .. Particularly people who are more infirm or with parcels or a buggy or or or..

And I thank politely anyone who returns the favour. Its what makes our lives a little more human - contact with our fellow human being. Save the feminism for arguments where its needed (equal access to education/equal pay etc etc) ..
Indeed. No feminism mixed up crap. It's not what is feminism anyway.

I have to say, people in Basel are pretty nice with these things. Most of the time, if I stop to let someone pass, I get a hand up and a smile.
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If someone holds the door open for you, say "Thank You"

Don't just walk through avoiding eye contact. That will make you appear like a stuck-up bitch who is in need of a good slap.
Was she Dutch by any chance?
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LiB, you're so last hour.
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