"Thank You" things

Were you wondering what I was going to do with my other new cookie cutter? You know, the oddly shaped one. The squarish one that looks like it has a bracket on each side. (The top note cut for all you paper crafters.) No? You weren't wondering? You don't care? Maybe you could just pretend. Just this once.

I don't think people say "thank you" enough in this world. I know I don't. A few days ago, I had a repairman come to my house and fix my oven. Yes, he was paid for his time. And yes, it was his job. But still -- I was REALLY happy to have it fixed. And I wanted to let him know.

He was packing his tools, and I was thinking, "What can I do to say thank you? Should I give him a cookie? Will he think I'm creepy because I'm giving a complete stranger food? Will he be offended? (Offended?! At a cookie? WHAT is wrong with me?) Should I walk him to the door? Should I just ignore him, so he doesn't think I'm hovering?" In the end, I rushed out a "Thank-you-so-much-for-fixing-my-oven-I'm-really-glad-to-be-able-to-use-it-again!" He smiled vaguely at me as he walked out the door. I'm not even sure that he understood what I had said.

I felt so stupid after he left. I mean, how hard is it to say "Thank You?" And I'm not even a shy person. (In my defense, he DID speak a different language that I am finding increasingly more difficult to learn. But there is no harm in trying, right?) Anyway...I'm determined to be better at saying "Thank You" often and to everyone. So...you know....thanks for reading my blog and all.

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