Saying Thank You

It’s Thanksgiving eve.  This is not a post about what I am grateful for this holiday.

Don’t get me wrong; I am thankful for many things – good health, loving family, great friends, happy dogs, a nice roof over my head…the list goes on.  This just isn’t that type of post.

It’s about saying thank you – or not.  In fact, I almost can’t believe I’m writing this.  Almost.

I used to own a retail business.  Prospective customers often had questions about our services and part of my job was to field phone calls about our offerings.  What surprised me most about these calls is that after getting their questions answered, more than a few callers would hang up without saying anything.  No goodbye, no thank you, not even an OK – the caller would simply hang up.

This goes against everything I learned in my childhood.  And I cannot imagine that anyone would consider this professional or acceptable behavior in any situation.  To me, it’s the equivalent of finishing your sentence, turning around and walking away.

Would you do that?  I wouldn’t.  Even if were angry, I would say something like, “sorry, I can’t talk about this right now” before leaving.

Has this ever happened to you?  What are your thoughts on this – is it acceptable behavior, or not?  Please leave a comment – I’m really curious.

Thank you for reading  – and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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