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Old 06-23-2005, 10:36 AM   #16
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People will be rude, but I will still hold the door for them. Can't say I'm really in it for the thank you.

It is nice to surpise people with a thank you - sometime you can tell they never hear it from people.
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:01 PM   #17
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No offense, but you're doing an unsolicited favor. You don't "deserve" recognition for it, since you're imposing a thank you. Not everyone asks you to hold open the door, right?

Actions like that shouldn't be done if you're always expecting someone to say thanks. A good deed is worth something in and of itself.

Performing an unbidden act = not a reason to get upset for not receiving a thank you. I dunno, I guess I am just playing devil's advocate.
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^ Yeah, but even if it's not a solicited favor, shouldn't they at least be nice enough to acknowledge your good deed? I mean, I hold the doors and I get peeved whenever they don't say thank you just like many out there... I'm not really asking for it though but it's still common courtesy. That's what I believe. But then again, you can just tell us all to become doormen so we can be acknowledged and thanked properly.

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I could care less if someone says thanks because half the time I am already on my way to my business. In Canada, if you step on someone's foot, they say sorry.
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No offense, but you're doing an unsolicited favor. You don't "deserve" recognition for it, since you're imposing a thank you. Not everyone asks you to hold open the door, right?
In my line of work (bellboy), holding the doors at the entrance is something I have to do. Not getting thanked for that is just as bad as being stiffed for taking someones bags up (which happens a lot).
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In my line of work (bellboy), holding the doors at the entrance is something I have to do. Not getting thanked for that is just as bad as being stiffed for taking someones bags up (which happens a lot).
i'd always give you a tip

i was talking about money you pervs!
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This is a huge pet peeve of mine. I have to say most people are very nice and hold the door or say thank you. It's when I'm holding a small child still making the effort to keep the door open and they just scoot past on their cell phone not bothering to take the door from me or say thank you
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Actions like that shouldn't be done if you're always expecting someone to say thanks. A good deed is worth something in and of itself.
I totally agree with you-you should do a good deed just because it's the right thing to do, not 'cause you're expecting anything in return.

It's just that, you know, I always thank people who hold doors open for me just 'cause they're courteous enough to do so, especially if I've got a ton of stuff in my hands, and I appreciate that. I think that's all these other people are getting at-they showed courtesy towards somebody, so it'd be nice if the person was courteous back.

But yeah, I do agree with you, too.

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I totally agree with you-you should do a good deed just because it's the right thing to do, not 'cause you're expecting anything in return.
Do the good deed because it is the right thing to do.

Say thank you because it is the right thing to do.


We need civility lessons in our schools.
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I do it because it's the right thing to do, I don't expect a thank you, certainly not these days

But I don't think it's unreasonable to hope that other people might hold a door for me or at least to not let it slam right in my face, which is what so many people do. Or to expect them not to leave me standing there holding it while they turn their back and talk to their friend
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Exactly, MrsSpringsteen.

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Do the good deed because it is the right thing to do.

Say thank you because it is the right thing to do.


We need civility lessons in our schools.
(or, better yet, start that at home).

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Old 06-27-2005, 01:25 PM   #30
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I'm not saying I expect a thank you. Just that it is polite and courteous to thank someone for it, and a good percentage of people don't these days.

I will hold doors at work because I'm payed to do it, so that's different. But I hold doors when I'm out places because it is polite and courteous. Do I expect anything in return? No, but to not thank someone for doing you an unsolicited favor is rude.

Just my opinion.
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