posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:55 AM
I think its all environmental
Such as, here in the south (I am a internationalist, not a "southerner"..but spent a considerable amount of time in the south comparatively) united
states, such manners are programmed and pretty much reactionary.
Hell, long enough time here and you say thanks for things you don't even need to thank..such as a cop pulling you over and giving you a ticket, you
reaction end it with "thanks" (and not even in sarcasm..you know...he is doing his job, he didn't beat you...heh)
It would be nice if programming for such things came only when approprate, but people are reactionary creatures and like saying "goodbye" on a
telephone call, it is more ceremonial than anything to do with manners.
thanks..goodbye...many other standard inputs both at the front and rear of interactions are almost like lines of code in a packet.
Human coding 101:
Begin = (hello, hi, etc)
Meat of code = (subject matter)
End command = (goodbye, thanks, love you, etc)
You simply put in the word "good" in replace of standard ending sequence codes...
next time, attempt an experiment...try to leave off the end command, watch how confused everyone gets...don't say thanks, don't say good, say
nothing...when the subject matter is complete, leave it open
you will notice all sort of awkward standings, maybe the person you are engaging will do a double end command simply to compensate for your lack of
code to end your program..
we are a program.