Travels in Amerika: Part IV

It’s perhaps pointless to mention it, but it still grates on me, everytime I visit this land, that Americans never use the phrase “you’re welcome”. Each time I thank someone, for anything, anywhere, I get one of the following responses:

“Uh-huh”.

“Mm-hm”.

[“grunt”].

“Yep”.

“No Problem” (actually, this one is also infecting Canada).

I have set it in my mind that whenever an American says “Thank-you” to me, I will respond with an enthusiastic “You’re Welcome”, with a big smile.

Someday, an American just might say thank you and I’ll get to try it.

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