As promised, I conducted an experiment into how to be less damn grateful at work. (This won’t sound quite so rude if you read my last post.)
Here are the results:
It was almost impossible to resist the urge to thank each and every customer for thanking me for thanking them for doing exactly what is expected of both of us in a retail exchange. At one point, I became so distracted by the MAGICIAN who walked in and produced a packet of One Direction themed Love Hearts out of thin air for me, that I threw in a few extra ‘thank yous’. And ‘wows’. Although I probably won’t eat the Love Hearts, because they appear to have been made back in the days of Zayn.
Every time I was successful in handing over the necessary amount of gratitude, I did feel slightly peculiar. It was a bit like I had taken a bath with socks on. Not fatal, but definitely not right. I suppose it’s because it has become so ingrained in me to over-thank, that projecting less appreciation upon strangers is going to take some practice.
Hopefully some of you were interested in this short, follow-up post. Let me know if you were in the comments!