Saturday 16 December 2017

A simple 'hello' will do very nicely

ONLY in the last few years have I noticed the welcoming phrase "Are you alright?" being used by counter staff in shops and businesses.

Although probably unintentional, this phrase comes across as quite rude.

Indeed, when I respond with "Yes I am alright, are you alright?" people are usually and rightfully taken aback.

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