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Saturday, December 13, 2008

So now you know

Norma talking to a customer:

"In this country we say please and thank you!"

Salome challenged her:

"That was a bit uncalled for."

"I don't care. If they're in this country they should learn to do like we do."

Strangely enough, "please" and "thank you" don't feature highly in the local vernacular.

7 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Salome should take the mickey out of Norma by adopting the classical Persian approach and greeting every customer with a bow and "I am dirt beneath your feet" etc.

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's a dangerous ploy: we have some customers who think that anyway.

Christine said...

In *this* country, we don't correct you. We just give you dirty looks and talk about you behind your backs.

Everyone thinks that Canadians are very polite, but we're actually just very passive-aggressive.

The.Effing.Librarian said...

"please" and "thank you"... I didn"t know you were Canadian..

(darn, Christine beat me to that joke)

Pearl said...

If I can just piggyback on Christine -- and as a Minnesotan, we have an agreement with the Canadians, I believe -- we don't correct you, either. We'll just give you one of those pursed-lipped looks of disapproval and then shake our heads in quiet disgust...
Pearl

Pearl said...

If I can just piggyback on Christine -- and as a Minnesotan, we have an agreement with the Canadians, I believe -- we don't correct you, either. We'll just give you one of those pursed-lipped looks of disapproval and then shake our heads in quiet disgust...
Pearl

The Topiary Cow said...

Please and thank you may figure in local conversations, but here at least they wouldn't be in English, so you won't know.

Moo!