The Nickels and Dimes of Social Interactions

With the surge in shortened communications, such as Twitter and text messaging, there seems to be a loss in the nickels and dimes of social interactions.  Those small but valuable tokens are the words “please” and “thank you.”  I know, you only have 140 to 160 characters to get your point across.  I know you’re busy and moving quickly.  Just remember, everytime you choose to have an interaction with a person, be sure to drop them a nickel or a dime.  Just like compound interest at the bank, those nickels and dimes turn into dollars later.

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6 comments
mcalver
mcalver

Wonderful post and couldn't agree more. Funny, I got your blog site from a friend who also recommended www.brianparsley.com. The author has a pretty good take on this very subject. Thought you might find it of value. http://www.brianparsley.com/?p=35

Jason M Blumer
Jason M Blumer

Great word play on something our culture forgets to do all too often (including myself!). Thank you! Jason Blumer

Robert Dominguez, The Restaurant Mentor
Robert Dominguez, The Restaurant Mentor

I love this! Just instituted this idea for one of my clients. Every time the managers ask the staff to do something and don't say please, the manager has to put a nickel into a jar. And every time the manager doesn't say Thank You, they have to put a dime into the jar. The staff that are here today are getting excited because they are INVOLVED with the development of their boss. It is a Win-Win! Thanks for the post and the idea!