Happy Wedding Wednesday! What better way to start the day than taking a friend to the airport for a gorgeous Colorado wedding?? (Not much, I'd say!) Waking up early can be dreadful, but thankfully the aroma of coffee and cinnamon rolls welcomed me with their impeccable scent this morning.
No worries, the cinnamon rolls weren't only for myself. My guest was the primary excuse behind my early waking and baking. (I should coin that term.) Anyway, upon offering the cinnamon rolls, the first response received was, "No, thanks, I'm ok." Upon urging, he gave in and ate one. Leaving me with seven. Oi.
This led me to recall an article I read recently that expanded upon the correct way to use, "Thank you." As a human in 2012, our natural response is "No, thank YOU." Then again, many people on the receiving end of this line would take offense to that response and consider it a one-up from the opposing person. Instead, the response should have been, "You're welcome," which both acknowledges the original "Thank you," and avoids the appearance of competition that came with the one-up response.
So next time you offer something and you're presented with the standard response of, "Thank you," try following up with the original and classic response of "You're welcome." Works every time. ;)