mama2tnt: Hate it when servers call everyone at my table "You guys" when we're all female. Why is this okay?
mama2tnt: ikanreed: "'No problem' communicates there was a problem but 'you're welcome' in no way implies its opposite by being said"--old idiot, so afraid of change that replacing a no-meaning conversation filling phrase with another no-meaning conversation-filling phrase is the biggest dealWhen people say "no problem" they aren't aware that this old man is a problem.Hate it when servers call everyone at my table "You guys" when we're all female. Why is this okay?
sboyle1020: Haha...interestingly enough I just read an article that said males don't fully mature until they're 43, so he's got some time.
sboyle1020: Unfortunately, your kid is 23...
gadian: My kid hasn't quite caught on to the fact that he's not the one who is supposed to say "You're welcome" after he says "thank you". He says it as more of a "thank you're 'lcome". He's still more polite than many 30 somethings who don't say "thank you", "you're welcome" or even "no problem". What, were you raised by wolves? Social courtesy, please.
unyon: The question is whether its polite at all. I don't think 'uh huh' is a reasonable substitute for "you're welcome" either.
OwnTheRide: Not reading the bajillion comments, but
my lip balm addiction: frepnog: i am bringing back "groovy".Peachy keen!
Roja Herring: eas81: Subs and the Author should never work in the I/T field: "np" "no problem" "no worries" "anytime" are all common terms. This "Your Welcome" you speak of what is that?/Do the needfuland yw, you're welcome, you are welcome are used in order of how much your request angered me.
Mike Chewbacca: Well, it should, because it's really supposed to be no problema. Also, do you get upset when someone says "de nada" to you?
unyon: Aarontology: SOMEONE IS BEING POLITE IN A WAY DIFFERENT THAN HOW I EXPRESS POLITENESS.The question is whether its polite at all. I don't think 'uh huh' is a reasonable substitute for "you're welcome" either./Canadian//we're funny like that
Bell's Boy: I prefer "No worries" to either. As far as "No problem" goes, I think it goes back to Ah-nold in Terminator 2.
frepnog: i am bringing back "groovy".
eas81: Subs and the Author should never work in the I/T field: "np" "no problem" "no worries" "anytime" are all common terms. This "Your Welcome" you speak of what is that?/Do the needful
FTGodWin: NkThrasher: Everyone has their stupid grammar peeves. ...Mine is people who get all bent out of shape believing that words have distinct meanings.I'm like, duuuuuuude, they're ALL MADE UP. GET OVER IT!I remember noting back in 5th grade English, that there is nothing coherent in the rules about grammar or word usage. Every freakin' day was merely learning yet another exception to some "rule."
gabethegoat: csb time:a few years back i was working the front desk at a local gym. as one of the guests left he told me to "have a nice day," to which i responded, "thanks--take it easy." the guy stops, turns to me and says something to the effect of, "THAT'S what's wrong with people today--why should I take it EASY? nothing comes easy, you have to work HARD for everything. I HATE it when people say that. You are all LAZY!"/end csb
The Martian Manhandler: What I say instead:[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x273]
FTGodWin: BarkingUnicorn: "You're welcome" implies that you're welcome to impose upon me again."No problem" implies "this time, but don't make a habit of it."See what I mean? Opinion passed off as fact without the least bit of shame.
Heron: Implicit in "no problem" is the chance they may find your demands to be a problem and not do them, and I guess this guy is one of those petty tyrants who finds the idea that those working for him might be making their own decisions independent of his will threatening.
ikanreed: Yogimus: In other news, regional dialects vary by region...That doesn't stop people from complaining about "doing the needful". I mean I get the complaints when it's used to inject ambiguity and reflect laziness on the part of the asker like "please advise" does, but it's still a retarded thing people feel excessively strongly about.
Rapmaster2000: If you want to get good tips or just generally not infuriate older peopleThat can be simplified: if you want to get good tips, do not wait on older people.
ko_kyi: I go with "My pleasure."
ikanreed: "'No problem' communicates there was a problem but 'you're welcome' in no way implies its opposite by being said"--old idiot, so afraid of change that replacing a no-meaning conversation filling phrase with another no-meaning conversation-filling phrase is the biggest dealWhen people say "no problem" they aren't aware that this old man is a problem.
Gecko Gingrich: I thought Andy Rooney was dead.
jayhawk88: [i.i.com.com image 300x225]It's a nice try, Bill Flanagan, but you've got a long way to go before you can fill my shoes. Try thinking way too much about the price of things, that always gets me in a dander.
show me: No problemo./This bugs the shiat out of me too. Get off my lawn.
James!: Luckily, my wife gave me a look that said, "Don't start."So your wife is tired of hearing your shiat so you brought your pointless rant to the internet.
Pants full of macaroni!!: I have a tendency to reply to "How's it goin'?" with "It's goin'" and to "How you doin'?" with "I'm doin'".
vudukungfu: Like, you know, actually, It's like actually, you know, annoying, like you know, so I'll stop doing that, because, you know, it is what it is, I know, right? So, like actually, I'll stop. No problem. Oops. My bad.
Nabb1: I teach my kids to say "you're welcome."
Secret Agent X23: I'm a pre-1980 person, but "no problem" doesn't, and has never, bothered me in the slightest.I will say, however, that when I first started hearing "You're good," it rubbed me the wrong way: "Oh, I'm sorry. I'll get out of your way." "No, you're good." Grrr. But I've long ago gotten over it. Whatever.
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