Posted on: August 6, 2008 2:19 pm

What happened to You're Welcome?

"Thank you Bob."

"You're Welcome Sue."

It seems like a simple enough response.  Very pleasant and it shows a confidence and ownership of receiving thanks IMO.  Nowadays you don't hear it that often though.  So what happened to "you're welcome"?

The common response that I now hear goes like this........

"Thank You Bob."

"No thank You Sue."

No one willing to accept the thank you in this interaction.  I don't know why stuff like this bothers me, but I think that it speaks more to our passive-aggressive/politically correct societal nature.  It's almost like "you're welcome" is too aggressive a response for some reason.

Any thoughts?  Am I way off base here?

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