What’s the Deal With the Minnesota ‘Thank You’?
I've noticed this multiple times in my office, and I'm curious... Have you noticed it, too?
Now, to put this in perspective, I'm not originally from Minnesota... I'm a hot-headed east coaster of Italian-American descent from Pittsburgh. So, our "thank you" isn't really a "thank you," either. In fact, most of us from Pittsburgh don't say "thank you." Instead, we tend to go with "alright!" (accompanied by a head nod or two) or some other word that doesn't show nearly as much appreciation! So, perhaps my two cents on this isn't worth much. But, I digress...
I've noticed, multiple times, that Minnesotans (in my office anyway) don't really say "thank you" when someone assists them or helps complete a task. Instead, what I hear ALL THE TIME is "perfect!"
For example, "Hey so-and-so! I got [insert task] ready to go for ya!" ...and they reply "Perfect! I'll get on [insert task here]". No "thank you" in sight, anywhere.
For the record, I'm not offended by this (I don't need to hear "thank you" a whole lot), it just stuck out to me like a sore thumb! Have you noticed the same thing? Do you do the same thing?