Do you ever get miffed when you hold the door for someone and that person walks on through without the simple courtesy of saying, “Thank you?”
There is a motivational speaker named Craig Valentine who says if you get angry because you held the door for someone and that person didn’t say, “Thank you” — then you held the door for the wrong reason. You should hold doors because it’s the right thing to do. Not because you are looking for a thank you.
Sometimes good etiquette is a thankless job. Do good for the right reason. And don’t forget to say, “Thank you,” if someone holds the door for you.
A Culture and Manners Institute extra to post by the office water cooler: What happens when weddings and football collide? Callista Gould’s assignment from The Des Moines Register to write some not-so-serious etiquette rules for the bride and group and their guests. Thank you to the Culture & Manners Institute for sharing their weekly insight!