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Old 03-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #16
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I think a simple "thanks" would have been nice.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #17
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It's called common courtesy, good manners, whatever. An automatic thank you whenever you are handed something in this manner.

"please, thank you and you're welcome" are your friends!
Perfect answer :-)

Manners are quickly becoming a rare quality. I think it was reasonable for the OP to believe a 'thank you' was in order. It would have demonstrated good customer service.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #18
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It's called common courtesy, good manners, whatever. An automatic thank you whenever you are handed something in this manner.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #19
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It takes a fraction of a second to mutter "Thanks".
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #20
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You were going out of your way to help someone else, if I were them, I would have thanked you. So, thank you for being kind!
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:18 PM   #21
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It's time to let it go.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:34 AM   #22
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It's called common courtesy, good manners, whatever. An automatic thank you whenever you are handed something in this manner.

"please, thank you and you're welcome" are your friends!
I'm afraid curtesy isn't all that common these days.

The day before yesterday, I took some baking supplies over to a friends house. I have found out I'm sensitive to these foods and can no longer eat them. I'm talking $250.00-$300.00 worth of food. She said thanks, with no emotion, and her husband yelled to shut the door. It took several minutes to unload the car. The back seat of the car was full, plus another 2 boxes in the trunk. I got back in the car and told DD "that was wierd". It's like it wasn't appreciated at all.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #23
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How did the topic of this thread turn into people being ungrateful for things they were given?

This thread is about someone interrupting someone else trying to do their job by someone trying to give them something they found on the floor in the bathroom.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:11 AM   #24
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How did the topic of this thread turn into people being ungrateful for things they were given?

This thread is about someone interrupting someone else trying to do their job by someone trying to give them something they found on the floor in the bathroom.
I agree.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #25
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....OP, the problem today is that everyone has a feeling of 'entitlement' - they are 'better' than everyone else, and quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of this 'all-about-me,-heck-with-YOU' attitude. I see it in my classroom, where the kids roll their eyes at teachers, answer them back, or outright just IGNORE teachers' requests....
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #26
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How did the topic of this thread turn into people being ungrateful for things they were given?

This thread is about someone interrupting someone else trying to do their job by someone trying to give them something they found on the floor in the bathroom.
That's odd... I went back and read the OP again and couldn't find any mention of the phone having been found on the floor....

This thread is about the lack of manners and common courtesy that has become far too prevalent in society. Judging from the ridiculous comments I've read here it's seems some people are okay with that. If he had time to reach out his hand and take the phone he had time to say "Thank you".

Here's a tip: People who choose to work in the customer service industry are actually expected to provide some. Accepting "found" items is pretty commonplace for employees who work in venues frequented by the public.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #27
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....OP, the problem today is that everyone has a feeling of 'entitlement' - they are 'better' than everyone else, and quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of this 'all-about-me,-heck-with-YOU' attitude. I see it in my classroom, where the kids roll their eyes at teachers, answer them back, or outright just IGNORE teachers' requests....
How does this apply to the OP though? I don't see how the employees showed a "sense of entitlement" or that they are better than anyone else.

Did the OP ever clarify whether she interrupted a transaction or at least waited until between two people?

To me, EXPECTING a thank you in this case is a sense of 'entitlement'. The phone's owner would be expected to offer a thank you. The employees? Not so much. What are they thanking you for?

As far as the "any time someone hands out something you should say thank you"... what if your spouse hands you the trash to take out? What if your employer hands you a pink slip?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #28
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It takes a fraction of a second to mutter "Thanks".
Its just common courtesy.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #29
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How did the topic of this thread turn into people being ungrateful for things they were given?

This thread is about someone interrupting someone else trying to do their job by someone trying to give them something they found on the floor in the bathroom.
Especially since the OP admitted to simply passing up others in line and expecting the employees to stop everything they were doing to take the phone. Maybe if the OP has waited until the employees were not helping other customers, the employees would have been a bit more appreciative.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:15 AM   #30
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Especially since the OP admitted to simply passing up others in line and expecting the employees to stop everything they were doing to take the phone. Maybe if the OP has waited until the employees were not helping other customers, the employees would have been a bit more appreciative.
So the OP had to wait in a long line JUST to hand over the phone?
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