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I thank them for their help, and they say, No problem. Business owners get FREE listings on, Have the Squamish Chief delivered to your inbox every week!

If you were the kid who took the trouble to move everyone’s backpacks onto the team bus when it started to rain, you might get on the bus when everyone was settled and sarcastically announce, “oh by the way, you’re welcome.”.

This slang term for cool toughness shows up in a 1955 letter by James Blake, a jazz pianist and self-described “world’s most inept burglar” who published a book of his letters written from prison in 1971. | Site by: Simply Amusing DesignsDiane Gottsman is a national etiquette expert, sought after industry leader, and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in executive leadership and business etiquette training. Two simple words, "no problem," in response to a "thank you," may be chipping away at your customers' goodwill. It seems that “you’re welcome” has become so passé, so 1990s. It’s not about being polite, it’s that our views on gratitude are evolving. Another tack might be to demonstrate respect by responding, “I am honored,” or “It’s my pleasure to be of service.” One reader (Timothy Burchfield) commented on my prior article that his employer, Horst Schulze of The Ritz-Carlton, insists that team members use the phrase “My Pleasure.”  I love the Ritz Carlton vision: “The Ritz-Carlton inspires life’s most meaningful journeys,” and their motto: “We are Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen.”  It has the true ring of respect. “Dear Every Cashier in America: the proper response to ‘thank you’ is ‘you’re welcome,’ not ‘no problem.’ And *you’re* suppose to thank *me*”. It has since become a standard, scripted response to thank you.

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For a while I just let it pass and did not think about it, but eventually I recognized that his response was a habit that was undermining his good impression.

My wife and I were out to dinner a while ago and ran into a very personable young waiter named Kyle. There is an appropriate use of “no problem” in response to “thank you.” Say, for example, one is driving home and finds someone trying to free a cat from a tree, or attempting to dislodge a car from a snowbank and, unbidden, he or she stops the car and assists. The first citation for database comes from a 1955 economics journal article.