Comments:

Carrie - 2004-12-07 09:02:34
My kids do that too. And i despise unfriendly people. Hope today is better :)
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IV:XX - 2004-12-07 09:09:46
In our office, eye-aversion is reserved for the water delivery guy (overly friendly and looks like Herman Munster) and the postman (creepy, comes on to the ladies and stares down the receptionist's blouse). Hell, everybody stares down our receptionist's blouse, even women. The girls would love it if those two would give them the silent treatment back...
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Andy - 2004-12-07 09:12:40
NOOooooooooo! If you stop being a nice guy the bastards win. Are you being polite, proffesional and a decent joe only because you expect them to reciprocate? OR are you being polite, proffesional and a decent joe, because that's who you are? I'm disapointed. I thought you were the example.
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Sheila - 2004-12-07 09:12:40
That's the cutest thing I've ever seen.
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Emma - 2004-12-07 09:15:48
Andrew is the most gorgeous little guy!!
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Sue - 2004-12-07 09:38:54
When I was Andrew's age, my bedtime was 8. I wasn't allowed to stay up till 9 till I was maybe 8 or 9. Just further evidence that kids these days have it easier than when I was growing up.
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Saidnot - 2004-12-07 10:13:40
Awwww ... puppy nap! I hate to say it, but I avoid one of the service providers that comes in our office ... ever since he made some comment about needing to strip search me when a bug flew down my shirt.
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itsy - 2004-12-07 10:20:35
Oh yes, you HAVE to keep saying good morning. And with evenmore enthusiasm and sarcasm than normal. I always say THANKS to people who don't hold the door for me, it makes me feel so much better. Be the bigger man here, don't stoop to their level!
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Splinter - 2004-12-07 10:30:01
Actually you sounded more like Steve Buscemi.
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Carolyn J. - 2004-12-07 10:37:02
I'm in the exact same lower-than-whaleshit situation - I'm a merchandiser, and I had an account where people never ever responded to my "Good Morning". So I stopped saying it, then they complained to my boss about how rude and grouchy I was all the time. Itsy's right, you have to be over-the-top super polite to those jerks, knowing in your mind that the only reason you do it is because they are assholes.
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raceyred - 2004-12-07 10:38:04
I, like you, Unkie Bob, ABHORE unfriendly peeps. I think it's rude not to acknowledge someone when they say hello or good morning. When that happens to me, I repeat it even louder, and stare them straight in the eyes. That usually gets something out of them. But we shouldn't have to do that! Why should I alter my bubbly and friendly personality because some morons don't have the tact to reciprocate? I'm not changing for them, though. I agree with the fellow posters here, in that you should continue to say hello and good morning-it's the professional thing to do, piss boy or not.
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Candice - 2004-12-07 12:00:34
I understand why you might be a little miffed about people not responding to your cheery greetings, but keep in mind these people work in hospices and hospitals not always the happiest places. Give 'em a break.
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mattie gee - 2004-12-07 15:05:14
bawby, for gods sakes, dont stop saying hello. in fact, find out when everyone's birthday is and give them crappy coupons from banner ads you print out.
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Squeakster - 2004-12-07 15:09:40
No harm intended but given your purpose for daily visits, what do you think they call you behind your back? My response to an unacknowledged greeting is to pretend they answered anyway. Example: ME: "How are you today"? Them:"". Me: "That's great"! I negate their lack of acknowledgement by letting them know subliminally that I don't give a hairy rats ass about their answer anyway.
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Andy - 2004-12-07 15:35:07
I dunno, saying hello and then acting like a jerk seems kinda passive-aggresive. Why not just say "good morning" because that's the type of person you are? WTF?
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Kelly - 2004-12-07 15:38:34
Yeah, what Sheila said.
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cosmicrayola - 2004-12-07 16:16:54
In my office we are super friendly to the delivery guys. Water guy, (Jim), UPS guy (Eddy), paycheck Delivery girl, (Debbie) and Mailman, (Louie) We even buy them Christmas presents. We appreciate how our day would go if these guys weren't around. You really need to move to RI, UB!
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telisa - 2004-12-07 16:40:46
aaaaw he's cute. GOOD MORNING!!!!!!!! (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
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lbragril - 2004-12-07 17:56:04
I admit, I am one of those people that doesn't say good morning back. Not on purpose, if I am walking past you, most likely I am concentrating on not tripping on my feet and don't hear you. There's this one guy I work with, he will say hi when he walks down the aisle, he will say hi when he walks up the aisle it's like a 3 second time span Not necessary. Of course, the receptionists could be fucking whores.
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ScottyP - 2004-12-07 18:55:14
Damn...my bedtime was 9:00 until I was in sixth grade. Then I begged to stay up and watch "Too Close for Comfort" until 9:30, and stretched that to 10:00 with a quickness.
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Megan - 2004-12-08 02:12:39
I agree with you about rude people. I'm a receptionist in a very stressful, busy office with couriers coming in and out all day long. I always make it a point to return every greeting and say "thank you" to all of our couriers, no matter how many times I've seen them that day. There's just no excuse for a lack of common courtesy.
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Michele - 2004-12-08 07:34:36
Uncle Bob, If I were you, I'd say to these unfriendly motherfuckas, "I'm getting the feeling that I've done somethign to offend you. Every day I come in here and say 'Good Morning' and you ignore me. Is there a reason for that?" I bet they are sweet as pie after that. It's a trick I learned from my father in law to use when someone is being shitty to you for no reason. It works.
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Margherita - 2004-12-08 21:49:52
Sorry Candace, people who work in hospitals/hospices need to try harder to be 'nice' to people, and ACT like they're happy - BECAUSE they work in such sad places. I'm a nurse, and even when having a crappy day (uh, literally!) I smile as if I'm one of those 'crack whores' UB talks about. 2nd thoughts, I'll probably go nuts in a couple of years from supressing all my aggression!
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