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Those Pesky Life Annoyances

Real Estate Attorney with http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com

Tonight I was talking to a college buddy....and he uttered on of my favorite things in such conversations, "Did I ever tell you the story about bla bla bla......"? You answer, "Yes, many times"   AND THEY PROCEED TO TELL YOU THE STORY AGAIN ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL!!

So, while I am on the topic of life's annoyances. Whatever happened to THANK YOU"?  People now say, " I appreciate you". No you don't and isn't that a bit disingenuous? They don't even know me! Kind words are always appreciated (that word again) but not when they have no meaning.

Another favorite is "I got you". Why is it that when someone says that to me I instantly feel that they don't have my back or care? 

"Thank you still works"!!  

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are definitely people who will repeat themselves even when you've already told them you've heard the story before!

And as for "thank you," I agree. It's simple yet effective in getting our point across.


May 28, 2024 05:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paddy- don't get me started!!!  Saying "thank you" and waving a thank you to someone who has let your car in line are the least we can do. BTW- I have a family member who when we're on a call proceeds to talk for another 45 minutes when you tell them you have to go. 

May 28, 2024 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 01, 2024 08:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Paddy... I was thinking that the other day... why did that expression "I appreciate you" suddenly "take over." There are times it's appropriate, but not as a replacement for "thank you."

Jun 02, 2024 05:09 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Whenever I’m negotiating anything, I always say Thank you at the end . It lessens the tension ……….

Jun 02, 2024 07:49 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

My parents taught us always to say please and thank you.  It is ingrained in me!  The effect of manners AND a smile can be amazing!

Jun 02, 2024 08:10 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Yes thank you still works and for those who are authentic these folks truly mean it. A short but good reminder. Thank you.

Jun 02, 2024 08:38 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paddy, yeah. I'm showered with appreciation and wish it was just all in my house.

Jun 02, 2024 04:07 PM