I’m not a natural manners girl. “Please” and “Thank you” don’t roll off my tongue. When someone asks a question, I have never said, “Great question!” with a perky smile.
Not because I don’t think these things, but because I assume the person I’m dealing with already knows them. Of course I’m grateful for your effort to make the meal or solve the problem or answer my e-mail. It’s a given.
So I’m just gonna say lots of things I fail to say, in case you don’t assume I’m a puddly pile of loving goo over here. Because I am.
Thank you to the hundreds of people who have signed up for the free photography sales class and the free dream job class. Your enthusiasm makes me do happy dances and call Haunani to give regular updates, complete with improvised songs that go something like, “They’re so happy! I’m so exciiiiiited, it’s gonna be so aaaaawesome…” Look, I can’t sing, but you get the idea. I’m thrilled to have you.
Thank you for asking questions, even if I don’t say “Good question!” each time you do so. The perky part of my personality didn’t make it out of Kindergarten alive. Too much paste sniffing, maybe?
Thank you for sharing your successes with me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve got something to share!) and via Facebook.
Thank you for sharing your struggles so I can help with ‘em in some capacity. I’m a natural problem-solver and a deep listener, so I’m happy to offer solutions. I’m not a good sit-here-and-wallow-er, though, so I apologize if my problem solving has ever come off as not listening. I do hear, and I want to help.