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mar52

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You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 1:41 AM (permalink)
It's a habit and I say it all of the time.  How do I break it?
 
It all started many years ago when I decided I would strive to be polite.
 
In the supermarket the cashier says, "Have a nice day".
 
I reply, "You, too".
 
You, too?  She has to work the rest of the day!
 
Not as bad as going to see a movie and the person who hands you your ticket says, "Enjoy the movie."
 
You guessed it.  I reply,  "You, too.".
 
DUH!  
 
I find myself saying You, too all of the time where and when it doesn't apply.
 
Saying thanks doesn't really work.  What do I do???
 
So...  What bad habits do you need to break?
 
 
 
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    the ancient mariner

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    Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 8:32 AM (permalink)
    Say  "Thanks" according to Emily Post, Ann Landers, Dear Abby and Chewing the Fat.
     
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      pnwchef

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      Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 9:11 AM (permalink)
      I do the same thing, when someone tells me to "screw off", I always answer  $#@%$##&*()(*$#@$%^&%$&&&&   "YOU Too"!!!!!!!!!!!
       
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        6star

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        Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 9:36 AM (permalink)
        mar52, answering "You too" to a supermarket cashier's "Have a nice day" is not necessarily a bad habit.  Supermarket cashiers (and for that matter, any person who constantly deals directly with the public) have both good days and bad days, due to the attitudes of the public they are dealing with.  Wishing her or him to also have a nice day can have a real meaning to them if they are in a day where things have been going wrong.  However, answering "you too" to "Enjoy the movie" or "Enjoy your meal" is silly. 
         
        The "throw away" phrase that I use, even instead of saying "goodbye" or "see you" when ending a phone call, is "Have fun!"
         
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          Billfish

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          Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 9:48 AM (permalink)
            Ya,I think this was a "Seinfeld" episode.
           
           
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            felix4067

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            Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 10:54 AM (permalink)
            I am incapable of saying "you're welcome". Whenever someone tells me "thank you" I reply "no problem", or "you bet" or just murmur "uh huh" depending on the situation. I've been trying to work on it, but I keep forgetting.
             
            The "you too" thing I tend to only use appropriately, and I consider telling a store clerk "you too" in response to "have a nice day" appropriate. It never hurts to hope that a day of standing behind a register dealing with (for the most part) idiots can get nice.
             
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              chewingthefat

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              Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 10:56 AM (permalink)
              Mar, have a fantastick Steak and Cheese sandwich today, with 3 ice cold Yunglings!
               
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                chewingthefat

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                Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 10:59 AM (permalink)
                the ancient mariner


                Say  "Thanks" according to Emily Post, Ann Landers, Dear Abby and Chewing the Fat.

                Very true Ancient One, only I said it first, Thanks!

                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 11:04 AM (permalink)
                  Around here everyone says to you, "have a good one', to which if it's warrented, I say, " I usually do after my second cup of coffee"
                   
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                    MellowRoast

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                    Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 11:36 AM (permalink)
                    Mar52, I often do the same thing, and it's a hard habit to break (Chicago, 1984).  I just try to say "Thank you," which pretty much works for everything. 
                     
                    As an aside, you've touched on a pet peeve of mine. In a commercial setting, "Have a nice day" bugs the cheese out of me because it's typically used instead of the more appropriate (and forgotten) "Thank You".  Have you noticed cashiers don't say "Thank You" anymore?  When I spend $100 at the supermarket, I don't want to hear "Have a nice day." I want a sincere "Thank You" along with a smile and, heaven forbid, actual eye contact.  (Also, I dislike the cold, rote "Thank you for shopping at Wack-Wack Mart!")  
                     
                    OK, I've had my daily gripe.  Baha!
                    <message edited by MellowRoast on Wed, 05/11/11 11:53 AM>
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 11:41 AM (permalink)
                      The only bad habit I have, and need desperately to break, is actually reading some of the posts from chewingthefat and PNWChef.
                       
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                        mar52

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                        Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 1:29 PM (permalink)
                        to al of your replies.
                         
                        6star:
                         

                        The "throw away" phrase that I use, even instead of saying "goodbye" or "see you" when ending a phone call, is "Have fun!"

                         
                        I'd be afraid the person I was talking to would go off and do it without me. 
                         
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                          SeamusD

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                          Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 2:03 PM (permalink)
                          My standard reply to things like "what's up" or "how are you doing" is "you're looking at it". It's about a reflex at this point.
                           
                          I don't generally do sales at my job, but when I do somehow end up taking an order over the phone, I always thank them for their order. Heck, they're paying my salary, and I know it.
                           
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                            the ancient mariner

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                            Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 4:36 PM (permalink)
                            While standing in line at the check-out , instead of looking at the magazines to see if Oprah is gaining or losing---get your brain operating.  Think of a snappy response. Be ready----- 
                            Have a nice day---------"what's it to you", for instance.
                            or---"I was till I got here"----or," I'm trying" ---how about
                            "BUTT OUT"  that's a good one.  "I can't, having small pox ruins everything". 
                             
                            Keep thinking, see how much fun you will have.  Maybe even a  bloody nose or two.
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 4:49 PM (permalink)
                              Michael Hoffman


                              The only bad habit I have, and need desperately to break, is actually reading some of the posts from chewingthefat and PNWChef.

                              This comes from Mr. 13446 himself ???????????????????????????

                               
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                                DawnT

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                                Re:You, too. Wed, 05/11/11 5:19 PM (permalink)
                                I guess it the same as saying "likewise". That's common down here.
                                 
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