For several years now I've noticed that the phrase "thank you" has been disappearing from the retail customer service lexicon. It used to be that when you completed a business transaction with an establishment you would receive a gracious acknowledgement of your decision from the salesperson or cashier.
Unfortunately, that concept is fleeting...
But don't take my word for it. The next time you complete a purchase, whether it be for a cup of coffee or the latest electronic gadget, listen for the "thank you". It's most likely you'll receive a "there you go" instead.
If you agree that we need to bring manners back to America, sign below to have your name added to the online petition. With your help, we will begin to hear these magical words once again after every purchase: Thank You.