Monday, November 4, 2013
A Thank You for a Thank You
I realize that sounds confusing, so let me give you two real life examples that happened very recently to illustrate. Uncle Jeffy was just doing his job like he does every day. He received a nice thank you card and gift certificate from a patient who was very appreciative of his work. Inside the card was included 2 stamps and a separate piece of paper which listed the patient's address. We assumed this meant he was supposed to send back a thank you card for receiving the thank you card and gift certificate. We might be rednecks, but we ain't stoopit. So, Uncle Jeffy got a thank you card outta the drawer, wrote a thank you for the thank you, used the patient's stamps, and promptly sent it.
Another case in point was on my child's football team this year. The team Mom asked for donations from all the parents to buy the coaches' gift certificates as a thank you for all of their hard work. The day we were to present the gift certificates, another Mom sent out a group email saying she bought the team Mom a bottle of wine and a gift certificate as a thank you (which was also a hint for cash contributions). Here again, a thank you for a thank you. Some parents even went so far as to thank that Mom for her gesture. That actually makes it a thank you for the thank you for the thank you.
HOT DAMN, when does it end folks????? Whatever happened to a simple thank you, you're welcome kinda deal? Lemme hear from ya, 'cause I bettah get a move on if I gotta hunt down the names and address of all of them trick or treaters and send them a thank you card for them saying thank you to me for handin' out kick ass Halloween candy.