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post #46 of 69
Short answer: because they are rude.

I don't know either. I always say goodbye prior to hanging up and it infuriates me when people don't do the same. My advice is next time they do that, call them back, when they pick up say goodbye and then hang up on them.
post #47 of 69
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Actually, when someone says "thank you" to me, I usually tell them to suck it.

How does your Grandmother respond to that?
post #48 of 69
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How does your Grandmother respond to that?

She giggles like a Japanese schoolgirl.
post #49 of 69
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Why do Americans say "uh huh" instead of "you're welcome" ?

It's an affirmative answer, and it implies that you were happy to accomodate. It's no different than saying "no problem," or, in Spanish-speaking countries, "de nada."
post #50 of 69
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It's an affirmative answer, and it implies that you were happy to accomodate. It's no different than saying "no problem," or, in Spanish-speaking countries, "de nada."

RubeBabeII's boyfriend says "no problem" all the time when a more appropriate response would be "you're welcome". I could even abide "ah, it was nothing". But no problem is starting to grate on me.
post #51 of 69
I prefer to wave 'good bye' when hanging up the phone. I think it's a nice touch and people generally appreciate it.
post #52 of 69
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RubeBabeII's boyfriend says "no problem" all the time when a more appropriate response would be "you're welcome". I could even abide "ah, it was nothing". But no problem is starting to grate on me.

Really? I use it all the time - I didn't think it was weird. Is it maybe a regional thing? I learned at some point there's another phrase I use a lot that is regional/Southern, and I had no idea this was the case. I'm kind of wondering if "no problem" is the same.
post #53 of 69
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Really? I use it all the time - I didn't think it was weird. Is it maybe a regional thing? I learned at some point there's another phrase I use a lot that is regional/Southern, and I had no idea this was the case. I'm kind of wondering if "no problem" is the same.

It is a generational thing.

I was simply raised to be polite.
post #54 of 69
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It is a generational thing.

I was simply raised to be polite.

Haha. And a bit snarky - ouch.

Seriously though, I would have never thought "no problem" is considered impolite. I'm pretty proud of my manners - please, thank you, and the like were SOP in my house growing up - and this is something that has never occurred to me.
post #55 of 69
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I prefer to wave 'good bye' when hanging up the phone. I think it's a nice touch and people generally appreciate it.

Sometimes body language says it all. And if you do it with a smile, it's all the more warming.
post #56 of 69
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Haha. And a bit snarky - ouch.

Seriously though, I would have never thought "no problem" is considered impolite. I'm pretty proud of my manners - please, thank you, and the like were SOP in my house growing up - and this is something that has never occurred to me.

I was just funnin' ya.
I don't know what it is about "no problem" that bugs me. It just does.

And your behavior here demonstrates your mother raised you correctly.
post #57 of 69
Honestly nearly weed laughing at docs comment about Rebecca and klaus.
Seriously though Americans never say bye on the phone. if someone didn't say bye or seeya or chow before hanging up i would call them back and ask why they hung up or assume their signal went ...and would also call them back for this....guess its just manners...toodles pip
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post #58 of 69
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Honestly nearly weed laughing at docs comment about Rebecca and klaus.
Seriously though Americans never say bye on the phone. if someone didn't say bye or seeya or chow before hanging up i would call them back and ask why they hung up or assume their signal went ...and would also call them back for this....guess its just manners...toodles pip
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I must live in a different part of America since everyone here ends a call with some form of good bye. Is this some kind of big city thing?
post #59 of 69
So glad you asked this. I also have a lot of questions:

Why do all the attractive women in America marry dumpy, unintelligent men?

Why do so many blonde American girls get kidnapped? Do kidnappers target them?

Why do American children always hang out in groups of four, with at least one child African-American?

Do young white American men really spend all their time on mountain bikes and snowboards?
post #60 of 69
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So glad you asked this. I also have a lot of questions:
Why do all the attractive women in America marry dumpy, unintelligent men?
Why do so many blonde American girls get kidnapped? Do kidnappers target them?
Why do American children always hang out in groups of four, with at least one child African-American?
Do young white American men really spend all their time on mountain bikes and snowboards?

1. Hung like a horse? They got lots of money? Nice guys? Hell I don't know.
2. They're blondes what more do you need to know? Did I just stereotype?
3. They're friends? Next generation sleeper cells? Another one I don't know the answer to.
4. It seems like it but I think you're a victim of good advertising campaigns. Then again maybe they do? I'll just add this to my don't know list.

All these don't knows must mean I don't know Jack Shit. Then again I do know a Jack or two. Does that mean I really know something?
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