Peaches Prattlings

{July 15, 2015}   Common courtesy

I say hello, what do you say back? I say good morning, what do you say back?

This morning, as I was leaving my hotel room, I saw one of the housekeepers and I said good morning how are you. Her response back was “fine thank you”.

This was a perfectly acceptable response to my question, but the way I was raised was if someone inquires about your health or how you are you should do the same in return. I’m not asking for a 20 minute conversation just a common courtesy, “Hi, how are you?” “Great how are you?”

When I go down to the front desk, and I speak to the staff there we have a dialogue, because we’ve gotten to know each other a little bit…they know my name I know their name, but if your entire conversation with me is one sided I’m not going to be able to get to know you. And if I’m going to be somewhere for 6 to 8 months or more I like to get to know the people around me the people who help me so I can say thank you.

So, I say to you. “Hello, how are you?”

This reminded me of Paula & Carol in the Magic Garden, a show we used to watch as kids. There is a great hello song, you can jump to 4:50. Enjoy!


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