We live in an increasingly rapid-fire, fast-food world. Unfortunately, it seems that a casualty of this new climate is that basic courtesies are quickly disappearing — and none more quickly than the old-fashioned thank-you note.
Be honest. When was the last time you sent one? When was the last time you got one?
There is something about an actual thank-you note, whether stamped and mailed or e-mailed, which brightens the receiver’s day. It says that you received the gift, favor, introduction or referral.
Thank-you notes also speak volumes about you, the sender:
1. It says you appreciate the other person and what you received — whether it was to your taste or not. Yes, we are all disappointed to receive a gift we don’t like or can’t use.