Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Morning Question of the Day

Are you very persistent or do you give up fairly easily?
It's a well known fact that I go to Sonic every single morning before work.
I know the people who work there well and at that early hour it's usually one
of two young men that give me my drink and take my money.
One young man is very friendly and chatty and
we always have a nice little conversation that always ends with me saying
"Have a great day" and him replying "You too".
The other young man however is NOT friendly,
rarely says anything to me, and
although I say to him every single morning
"Have a great day" he NEVER replies.
And for some reason it makes me crazy.
But instead of giving up and
deciding that maybe he's just not friendly,
I keep trying.
EVERY single day.
Because one day I truly hope he'll say "You too".
I'll probably starting cheering if he does-
and then he'll know for sure I'm a lunatic.
But I'll be a happy lunatic. :)


  1. I never give up. Which drives my husband crazy.

  2. I am persistant. Not sure if that is always a good thing, but that has been said about me..

  3. Good for you, Shannon. Some people were not raised with respect and courtesy and the other attributes we take for granted. Maybe he really does not know how to respond to your kindness. I say keep being persistant! You may be the sweetest part of his day, and he just doesn't know how to appreciate you.

    And for the record, I think you make a great lunatic. :)

  4. I would be persistent in a situation like that, I think. You have no choice who brings your refreshing beverage to you.

    BUT - when I go to our grocery store, there is a cashier who would never tell me "thank you" or "have a nice day" even though I'd say it to her everytime. I finally gave up trying. I'll wait in another line as long as it takes to avoid that sourpuss! :)

  5. I think I am fairly persistent. I have sourpuss patients that wear me out sometimes.... but I refuse to give up being nice to them and trying to draw them out. Especially teens and young adults, they just go through that awkward stage and don't know how to handle adult interaction. (Some may never learn. lol)

    But then,you just never know what's going on in someone else's life that keeps them from being outwardly happy. Ya know?

  6. I guess it would depend on the situation. I can be pretty persistent (I call it stubborn) when I want to