Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


No problem

I had never noticed how much I use the phrase "no problem" or "no worries" in response to someone thanking me for something until I read a recent Dear Abby column about it.

Apparently, some folks take offense at the response. *shrug* Never thought about it. It is a genuine response from me that it was no trouble at all to accommodate that person's request, gesture, effort, etc.

Now, my favorite is what I call the "Chick-fil-a response" of "my pleasure." It just makes me really like Chick-fil-a. A small gesture, but it really does make me feel like Josh the cashier is all about helping me out and not about collecting is $150 paycheck every Friday for a new CD or Wii game.


  • At 9:46 AM, October 18, 2008, Blogger That 1 Guy said…

    This is something that I should probably work on. My usual response started out as a joke with friends, but it's carried on over to other folks.

    "No major problem" doesn't really sound that nice.


  • At 8:15 PM, October 19, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    This is a pet peeve of Mr. Mo's. I don't mind it so much, but I try to use "you're welcome" as much as possible.

    I have less tolerance for a "no problem" from a server at a restaurant than an acquaintance, though.

    My belief is that "No problem" is best used when the person is apologizing for inconveniencing me.
    And then I reply with "Oh, it's no problem at all!" or "No worries!"


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