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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:10 PM
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Is "There you go." the new "thank you" at cash registers? I have
really been noticing this lately..no one says thanks..it's either a cheery "There you go." or the ever popular "You're all set!" Is it just me? I miss politeness...
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:14 PM
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1. No, it's ...
"Next!"
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:16 PM
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2. Ha...you're right...I forgot that one..
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:35 PM
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3. As a former prisoner in the retail Gulag, I have to say...
phrases like that don't really bother me. If said with animation and sincerity, they beat a robotic, perfunctory 'thankyouhaveaniceday!' any time.

It is necessary in a job like that to vary the salutations you offer to customers. Otherwise, they'd all sound like the one above, or you'd go crazy, or both.

I often hear phrases like "There you go" or "You're all set" while shopping, especially for groceries. I always hear a 'thank you' to go along with it. Most people are just naturally polite. The ones that aren't don't last long in jobs like that.
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