19 August 2005

Saying Hi Back



So I'm sitting here at work listening to the Flaming Lips (thanks, Tami) and this dude comes into my office, so I'm like, "Hi, can I help you?" and he says (nodding in Dr. Godfrey's office's direction), "Is he here?"

Now most people who come in here don't want to see me anyway. They are looking for Dr. G. Which is fine. But at least say hi back. Responding is very important if you want to be a social success. After I told the guy, "No, he's out today," he just left. No "OK thanks" or even "oh." What the?

8 comments:

Lydia said...

Em! I totally understand- how about this one- "Good morning, how are you today?" the response? "double tall nonfat latte" - last time i checked, that was not a state of being. What is with people?

Yacob said...

Maybe he was in a rush or had things on his mind?

Bruce, Son of Leod said...

Indeed...
And you can call me venti ice water :).

emiline said...

I don't know what is with people. Also - maybe this is a Southern thing but when you say "How are you?" and they don't say anything back? Hmm....

E,L&M's Mom said...

It is certainly not Southern, and it is also most certainly not polite. :)

E,L&M's Mom said...

and speaking of polite, what ever happened to taking the high road, or noblesse oblige. From dictionary.com: noblesse o·blige ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-blzh)
n.
Benevolent, honorable behavior considered to be the responsibility of persons of high birth or rank.

E,L&M's Mom said...

I guess I should add, "Get used to it." and going forward, be extra nice to the hired help, because you are one. :)

emiline said...

right!