Now, I like the phrase ‘you’re welcome’, but it doesn’t come naturally to me because I am British.
I am packing my own grocery bags in the grocery store. Usually the person on the checkout does the packing as that is way it works in the USA, but I’m used to Tesco in the UK, where they really can’t be arsed / don’t want to / it’s not in their job description.
When I’m packed up, the checkout girl says to me, ‘Thanks for helping.’
And I say, ‘That’s okay.’
And she says, ‘You’re meant to say ‘you’re welcome’. But I guess that’s just our cultural differences.’
And she’s right, it is.
When I say ‘that’s okay’ I mean ‘no problem’, but it’s like I did her a massive favour, and to be honest, I really do not have an issue packing my own bags at the checkout, all said and done, so ‘you’re welcome!’
Private medical insurance is driving me crazy!
a) You have to give the same info about yourself and your details over and over and over again to many, many different people
b) I am not used to calling in yourself and giving the same info about yourself and your details over and over again to get an appointment
c) I miss the NHS
I get that it’s great to have private medical insurance in the USA, and I am lucky to have it, but bloomin’ ‘eck it don’t half take some time to get an appointment sorted!