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Two Words That Can Change Your Day


Thursday, October 07, 2010


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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 10/10/2010 4:42PM

    Good job, John. I tell this to my husband all the time. And John.................Thank you.

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MYRTROSE 10/10/2010 9:29AM

    I work at a convenience store and it is SO nice to be appreciated.
Most of the time I let it roll off my back if people are nasty.
Occasionally though, I can't bite my tongue and I say "you're welcome" when they haven't thanked me! Especially when I've really overextended myself.
I hope it makes people think, because I firmly believe 90% of the rude customers I get just aren't aware of their own behavior.
Also, please take the time to hand your cashier the money, instead of tossing it across the counter. Or setting change down on the counter where it's hard to pick up, while the whole time the cashier had their hand out for you to drop it in.
Believe me, it makes all the difference in the world when you're treated with respect!
Most people that work retail/foodservice are grossly undercompensated for the work they do. Did you know that my job is rated the most dangerous in the country?
Let alone the damage you do to your body standing on concrete floors for 8+ hours/day. With no health insurance.

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MARCYNA 10/9/2010 8:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I have no words to thank you enough, thanks for writing your blog today it changed my day emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/9/2010 8:38:58 AM

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REJ7777 10/8/2010 4:19PM

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KML410 10/8/2010 9:00AM

    John thanks for the blog. I work with the public every day and jprice217 said it all treat others like you would want to be treated. It's funny sometimes I think if people actually saw how they acted they would be surprised at what they saw.

When I have a cranky customer they become my project, the next time they come in I kill them with kindness and I do it again and again. You would be surprised how after a couple of times they come around and start to act alot nicer. Thanks for saying what a lot of us are thinking! emoticon

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JPRICE217 10/8/2010 7:34AM

    emoticon for the thought. Just think how much better this world would be if every one would treat others the way they want to be treated.

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CARTOONB 10/7/2010 11:29PM

    You're welcome. emoticon

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IZZYAGGY2009 10/7/2010 11:01PM

    emoticon For your vlog today! The Golden Rule.... If we all followed it we would be a much happier society.

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ACROSONIC 10/7/2010 9:24PM

    Being raised in the South, we're big on thank yous! It's the way we were raised! And the way we raise our children. I've always said thank you to people who help me. That and a smile are so important! Just to acknowledge to someone that you see them.

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DEBRITA01 10/7/2010 6:15PM

    emoticon Two simple words that can make a difference for someone. Taking time each day to recognize others with a smile, hello, or thank you takes so little effort and can have such a positive effect.

emoticon John for the reminder...kindness and compassion are contagious, so let's help spread them!

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STORMTMB 10/7/2010 5:07PM

    Thank you, John! I really liked what you said about dignity and respect. That acknowledgement is so important. I'm thinking of a housekeeper at the hospital that once I started saying "Hi George" to him, he'd get a big smile and stand a little taller. Then again, I do the same thing...

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BRENDABUNNY 10/7/2010 3:01PM

    John that was a wonderful blog...very well put...I believe in please and thank you ALWAYS and some people just have bad days..we never know what there situation is in their life on that day...they may have lost a loved one recently but still have to go to work.
So yes always as you say "try to be polite"...Thank YOU for this wonderful reminder to be a nicer person always emoticon emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 10/7/2010 1:48PM

    emoticon Thank you, John. Sincerely. I was hoping this new blog was going to be a video, and it was, and it turned my frown upside down. :-)

Have a great rest of the day

Dimitra

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EXTRACUDDLEY 10/7/2010 11:54AM

    Nice one

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EXTRACUDDLEY 10/7/2010 11:54AM

    Fantastic!!!!! I really really enjoyed your post. I am from the UK and I come across a lot of grumpy people and I smile at them and say good morning or how are you. Looking them in the eye is also so important. I generally get a nice response. I like to chat to strangers on the bus, plane or train.
Thank you so much for sharing and spreading love across the water!! emoticon My no.1 post of the day xx

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2BEATIT1 10/7/2010 10:23AM

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We can't say it enough John. Thanks for the reminder.
Just to give you a smile for the day, I went up to someone in a train because he was doing something that inspired me.
That somebody ended up being my hubby of 43 years.
One never knows where their actions will take them. lol

Thank you again for your reminder of how our words and smile can change another. We never know what the person on the other end is going through.

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MRSAGRIFFIN 10/7/2010 9:52AM

    Thank you for spreading LOVE!

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KAT573 10/7/2010 9:52AM

    It is always great to know that the art of saying Thank you, Please, with a genuine smile is not lost! I am glad I don't let what dearth I DO see, lessen my own realization and actions from following this very basic, integral response to all who offer their 'presence' every day, no matter what. Thank YOU for sharing this and reminding us all of these compassionate acts.
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SATYAGRAHA 10/7/2010 9:47AM

    Wow, this is wonderful. THANK YOU!

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GETFIT2LIVE 10/7/2010 9:44AM

    It's amazing what a smile, a look in the eye, and saying 'thank you' can do for a person's day. I know how much it brightens mine, and I try to make it a point of doing that when I am out and about. Thank you for the reminder, John; it's so easy to forget in the busyness of life to do that!

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DOLLBABE56 10/7/2010 9:35AM

    Very nicely said John.

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CRYSUNSHINE714 10/7/2010 9:22AM

    Thank you for putting this out there... I work for a Pharmacy as a manager and I bet that my employees would be a little more keen at being better at what they do if just once in a while they heard please, thank you, or have a nice day. Don't get me wrong I do understand that the people who come to my store normally are sick but like you said a little really can go a long way... that goes for my employees too. Again just want to say Thank you for speaking the truth!!
~Chris emoticon

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KATRIONAH 10/7/2010 9:15AM

    This is so right on. I sa y much the same thing....and...I listen to their answer...and reply. They are often so suprised that someone listened effects them.....and we both end up smling. I also look at name tags and say the persons name and Have a good day. I know tings like that make me smile, and it works for others. SO, Johm, Have a nice day. Karen emoticon

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