|A Texan "Thank you" demonstrated|
According to a recent survey of computer users in the UK (conducted by an online gift shop) they say that they would prefer to use the word, "Cheers", "Ta" or even "Wicked" rather than "Thank you." Four out of ten that were polled said that "Thank you" was just too formal.
What? Are you kidding me? Let me get a stopwatch. "Thank you..." Less than a second to say it. And that's too much trouble? The fabled country of my youth, of Heathcliff and Mr. Darcy and impeccable manners thinks saying, "Thank you" is too much of a bother?
It gets worse.
|"Hey! Right back at ya!"|
Apparently, "I love you" is not really used that much either and "I miss you" is only used once a year with their significant other. (I can attest to that one.)
No wonder people in the shops turn bright red when I give them my American "Thank you" which sounds a bit like this: "Thank you sooooo very much for finding that item for me. I trooooooly appreciate your help!" Well, I do. Ever been in a British high street shop? If you can find someone who isn't talking to her boyfriend on the phone and can't be bothered to help you....that is a major coup.