HagarTheHorrible: I get the feeling that those who have a problem with it are those who tend to make thing problematic for others as a matter of course.
Kyosuke: What next, replacements for "ma'am" and "sir"?
make me some tea: Kyosuke: What next, replacements for "ma'am" and "sir"?Usually when I'm called "sir", it's in a harsh tone. Unless I'm in a fancy restaurant or something.
GAT_00: sweetmelissa31: KaplanThat's horrible. I'm sorry.
southernbelladonna: This is one of the silliest things I've ever read.Take this exchange:"Thanks so much. I appreciate it.""It was no problem. I'm glad I could help."Sounds fine, right?But shorten it to:"Thank you""No problem."And it's bad?That's just stupid. I suspect that people who get bent out of shape about this are wound way the fark too tight. And when it comes to service workers, I'd bet they don't actually mean the "thank you" in the first place. They just want people to kiss their ass.
Ennuipoet: I'm a fan of the Aussie "No Worries" (at least that is source I am familiar with). It just sound casual, relaxed, the sort of thing a two headed, three armed alien would spout off before making off with your girlfriend at a costume party.
scruffy1: Saying "No problem" takes too long. I simply cut it down to "No prob" and I'm done with it.
UNC_Samurai: I remember the last thread about a month ago where we had this same discussion. Some really uptight Farker got a case of Acute Labial Granular Infestation over waitstaff using the phrase "no problem".I don't care if you respond to my thank you with a "Sure thing, douchewank!" as long as you're providing good service.
Morchella: De nada.
whatshisname: A clerk at Best Buy once called me "Big Guy"I've never been back.
Kyosuke: Two things:No problem != You're welcome.My bad != I'm sorry.What next, replacements for "ma'am" and "sir"?
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