Today we went to Coeur d’Alene to do a little Christmas shopping before the roads get slick and we just want to stay home.
Riding along looking at all the new stores and thinking about how that city has grown over the past several years, I noticed two signs that made me wonder.
One was Grabba Green. I wondered what the heck that was. Did it have to do with green building? Green décor? Or ?? After we got home I looked on line and learned that it’s a “Healthy fast food” establishment that is apparently a well-known franchise in Arizona.
The next one was “Gross Donuts.” What? Why would anyone name any kind of food “Gross?”
The third thing is a question I ask with regularity, and it's one of my pet peeves. When someone has thanks to give or an invitation to issue, why don’t they just do it?
Why do they so often say “We would like to invite you” or “I would like to thank?” Why don't they just say "Thank you for..." And if it's an invitation, why don't they just say "You're invited to..."
That's always my first reaction. I think "Then why don't you just do it? Do I need to give permission? Are the thanks coming later after I say it's OK?"
I just got an email today from some Healthcare place I've never heard of saying "...Healthcare Foundation would like to take a moment to express how thankful we are to have donors like you."
I know that thanking your regular list for donations even if they haven't donated is a well-established way to guilt people in to sending some money. (I did study fundraising.) But as I said - I have no idea who these people are!
Meanwhile, if they'd "like to take a moment." What!? They just took a moment. Just say thank you if that's what you'd like to do.