I am talking from a linguistic perspective. We might be coming across people complimenting, commenting and expressing their feelings but not necessarily in similar manner. There is this "small thing" some people lack while doing so. Should we blame them? NO, but definitely we can blame their laziness or the lack of caring or committing attitude. I would like to listen from you what you think of this but before that, let me give you some examples so that you would not get confused what I just said!:D
A: I love you
B: Love you
A: I am sorry
A:I can do it
B: I will try
A: You must come to the party
B: If you want you can
and so on...
I wish you all have an amazing day! Have a nice day :))
Thank you for your precious time:)
PS: Oops! I am sorry for the title, it should be:
Here is an example:
We have the choice of saying thank you or thanks.
The following is my opinion:
- we say thank you (formal) to people older than us or in a higher position (or even people we have just met)
- we say thanks (informal) to our friends and family members
Also, saying hello to someone by saying hey does not sound right to older people.
It even sounds disrespectful because hey is an interjection that is used to get someone's attention or to warn someone of possible danger (usually spoken quickly and loudly as an interjection)
Troglodyte, may I offer a little correction? "Do small things matter to you"
I'm not sure what you mean by this. People are different so they express their thoughts/requests differently (it would be very weird if everyone used the same words for the same situation... I just imagined it, like... If every time people helped someone, the other person, no matter who they are, would always answer with an unchanging "thank you"... No "thanks", "thanks for your help", "thanks a lot", "thank you so much", "thanks a million", "really appreciate it", "you're a lifesaver", "you're the best", just always the unchanging "thank you"... that would be a little creepy... Ok, sorry, I digress). What do you mean by these little details mattering to us?
Thank you Terecia for putting and sharing your experiences from the entry section. And that's what I wanted to say by this post. The more you talk(I mean not unnecessarily, of course!) the better you get to know others and get connected to them in a friendly manner as you, yourself, have experienced it by becoming friends with some who corrected your entry!
I am glad you found this post useful and I am looking forward to reading your post about some interesting suggestions! By the way, you can call me in short Trogy or Cave man, haha small thing matters:D