Is it me or do you hear ‘no problem’ a million times a day? I don’t know why this annoys me so much but I really hate when I say thank you to someone and they respond “no problem”. Technically it is not incorrect grammar but I think it’s rude. The proper response is “you’re welcome” or “it’s my pleasure”, why is that so hard?
It took months but with constant harping I got my employees out of the “no problem” habit. I even find myself saying it sometimes and I feel ridiculous.
Why do we say it? Someone comes into my store and asks for help, they say thank you and we response “no problem”? It is our job to help customers, they did not inconvenience us. I was in a store at the beach the other day and the salesgirl was reading a magazine the whole time, when I walked out I said thank you and she responds “no problem”. Well of course it was no problem for her because I did not interrupt her reading! I was so annoyed I went back in and explained to her how I felt about “no problem” and she looked at me dazed and confused. Poor girl but more importantly poor shop owner, I will not go back there and I will never buy anything from that store.
If you count how many times a day you hear or say “no problem” you will be surprised.
Don’t get me started on the people you hold a door for and don’t say thank you.
Wine is fine but what about a leather photo album embossed with Summer 2011? Such a nice way to say thank you for hosting us! Make sure to bring your camera and take lots of pictures so you can send to the hostess afterward with your thank you note!
Monograms off Madison carries leather albums in 3 sizes plus brag books. The personalization is done out of house so it takes about 1 week – plan ahead and you’ll have a great gift!
What day of the week were you born and what does it mean? I was born on a Thursday and for as long as I can remember my mom had a coffee mug about Thursday’s child. According to the Mother Goose nursery rhyme the day you were born says something about your character and future…
Sunday’s Child is peaceful and wise
Monday’s Child is fair of face
Tuesday’s Child is full of grace
Wednesday’s Child is full of wonder
Thursday’s Child has far to go
Friday’s Child is loving and giving
Saturday’s Child works hard for a living
My baby girl was born on a Monday, is her future just about looks? I hope not Mother Goose! My monogrammer was born on a Saturday and boy does she work hard. So maybe there is some truth to the poem… Monograms off Madison carries these adorable little prints in wooden frames with precious illustrations. At $18 each they make a really sweet and personal baby gift!
I pass by the advertisement everyday on my way to work and it always make me chuckle. From the day I met my husband he has wanted to move out of the city, preferably to Connecticut. He longs for a backyard (maybe even a garden) a driveway and a basement. He dreams of barbecuing after work on a nice summer night and relaxing in a hammock on weekends. Don’t get me wrong, this sounds lovely but the commute is not what I wish for nor is shoveling the driveway!
I’ve lived in the city for almost 20 years, I consider myself a New Yorker (I was born here). I can get barbecue delivered at any time of the day, I can walk Central Park and not worry about mowing it and everything is a stones throw away. I love the conveniences of the city, it is the city that never sleeps afterall. When I am rocking my baby back to sleep at 4am I hear cars, see lights and even listen to kids on their way back from the bars and I LOVE it.
Hence, why this ad makes me chuckle every darn time I walk by it. I know I will love the burbs when we move but will a city girl like me fit in? For now I’m happy right where I am, walking past this sign on my way to work.
I know, seersucker is a summer fabric and summer is almost over but I love seersucker year round especially for children. So that is why I’m so excited about the seersucker products we just got in:
Love the insulated snack square (top shelf) – it’s perfect for a sippy cup or juice box and a few snacks. Throw it on the stroller and you’ll be ready for the park. Retailing for $25, it’s a great gift and is available in a variety of colors. It would make an adorable party favor!
The small and medium duffels are also great pieces, retailing for $30 and $38 respectively. Stop by Monograms off Madison to see this new seersucker collection soon!
This bag really isn’t drab but the headline sounded good…look how cute the bag is with a monogram!!! A customer brought this bag into Monograms off Madison last week and we helped her select the natural circle monogram with a circle around it in hot pink to spice up her old beach bag. Now she is ready for vacation!