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Umm...Goodbye?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Farmboy, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Farmboy

    Farmboy Active Member

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    Not sure if it's just my area or what, but I would say at least 8 out of 10 people that call don't say Goodbye before hanging up. Not like I need closure at the end of a call, just wondering if anyone else has been experiencing it?
     
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  2. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    That is just bad manners. That is the same as walking away in the middle of the conversation. Leaves the other person wasting time wondering if your coming back or what.
     
  3. "Deposit Please"

    "Deposit Please" Active Member

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    ...even my 3yr old daughter knows how to say goodbye. Sometimes that happens when they call for pricing.
     
  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    my grandfather does that all the time! drives me bonkers!

    heck, I even "double-goodbye" whereas I sometimes say "i'll talk to you soon" immediately follow'd by a "goodbye" that the person on the other line says at the same time and I get an echo that stuns me for a second.

    is "jinx!" an unprofessional response to such occasions?
    i've gotten pretty good at biting my tongue during those "that's what she said!" moments, however.
     
  5. Kyle Blue

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    Sound like my father. He does this to me all of the time, I let it go though because he is old.
     
  6. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Phones should send a robotic "goodbye" or a friendly hangup tone automatically on hangup that way we can dispense with it but not offend people with delicate sensibilities.
     
  7. Fanaticus

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    It's a new generation. They don't have enough time to waste their breath on those words. Could be worse, they could be texting you instead of calling. Probably while their driving.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    my boss does it to me EVERY SINGLE TIME
     
  9. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Oh, I just love: "What's your prob?" The new generation has just reached an all time from of laziness.
     
  10. David Wright

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    I agree, bad manners.
    Got to get back to work now.
    Goodbye.
     
  11. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    It's a New Yorka thing.
     
  12. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    --signed, every generation since the beginning of time
     
  13. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    You've probably noticed that society's manners in general have deteriorated.

    Some things are not being taught anymore. And if not learned in the culture, are not picked up.

    Also, everything today is being "abbreviated". Shorthand.

    The "exquisite flourishes" in everyday life are not to be seen hardly. Soon gone altogether I think.

    I'm a bit older and believe me it's something I notice daily.
     
  14. Gino

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    I generally only say goodbye to someone I don't know very well..... all others, I say ba-bye.

    Guess I'm just a lazy old *******....... :peace!:
     
  15. SebastienL

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    Please, thank you, goodbye, after you, holding the door for someone...

    :help
     
  16. petesign

    petesign Very Active Member

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    I hate it when I am talking to someone and th..... (ooh, that's shiny)......
     
  17. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    That's how we are taught up north :clapping:
     
  18. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Seriously.....


    Isn't this the same mentality that you see around here on an everyday basis when it comes to spelling, abbreviations, thought out ideas, brain farts and so on ?? I mean, most people write in a fashion that much of the time, you have to be a mind reader in order to half understand what they are trying to say or mean.

    I don't think kids are being taught how to use proper grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and the very basic semantics of any part of our lives.

    The breakdown of simple language is the beginning of the end of a civilization.



    ..... and you thought Ebonics was bad :covereyes:
     
  19. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    Then why is it you all forget it when you move down south by me?? Is it the sudden warmth that fries all the manners?
     
  20. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Must be something in the water ..... :ROFLMAO:
     
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