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05-12-2019 06:59 PM
A friend of mine went off on Facebook about people who say “no problem” as a response to “thank you” rather than “you’re welcome.” My first thought was that he’s kind of rude to be complaining about someone who’s done something nice for him. I will always say “you’re welcome” first, but then I realized that I do say “no problem” to people who continue to over thank me. The “over thanker” makes me feel like they believe my helping them is somehow a burden to me, so I say “no problem” as if to say “really, it’s not an inconvenience.” Does this really bother people?
05-12-2019 07:02 PM
Well, apparently it bothered your friend enough to rant about it.
I guess I don't notice it that much. I'm guessing there's much more bothering him than people saying "no problem" but that was the venting mechanism he choose to employ.
05-12-2019 07:05 PM
i dont notice it much, but it does not bother me at all.
i have probably said "no problem" myself sometimes......i have also said "youre welcome," "my pleasure," "of course," "anytime," and more.....
05-12-2019 07:09 PM - edited 05-12-2019 07:11 PM
Yes, it has come up here in the past, and here's what I wrote the last time:
I'm a "no problem" responder. Good heavens, take it how it's meant: A cheerful "It was no imposition at all, I'm happy to do (whatever) for you, and you're welcome."
ETA: A common response I hear a lot from younger people these days is "of course!" when they are thanked for doing something. That one doesn't bother me either, as (again) I take it in the spirit that it is offered.
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