Email, Text, or Tweet? What’s The Best Way To Say Thanks? The Cynic February 21, 2014 Professor's Tips You can do basically anything on the internet these days, you can buy a new wardrobe, communicate with loved ones hundreds of miles away, heck you can even find your soul mate. Seem like all the “old fashioned” way of doing things has well, gone out of fashion. The trend nowadays, is fast, online, and right away. Want to share what you’re eating for lunch? Boom, tweet it. There you go everyone knows you’re having a burrito, and they’ll even let you know how they feel about it 2 seconds after you post it. While the internet is supposed to bring the world closer to each other and closer to knowledge, it seems like it’s pushing true genuine human interaction away. Just like my previous article stated, I feel that people need to look up from their glaring screens and live the world that’s around them and not made digitally inside their phone. Maybe I’m just an old fashion kind of guy, or maybe I’ve managed to hold on to some manners my parents taught me growing up. Being respectful and polite should never go out of style. What I’m trying to get at is, now that we do almost everything online is it appropriate to send a ‘Thank You’ email? A ‘Thank You’ tweet perhaps? Or better yet, just type the word THANK YOU into your status update box and tag a bunch of people you’ve been meaning to acknowledge all at once. Total efficiency right? Wrong. Just because we can send a letter in about 2 seconds online instead of a few days through the post office, it doesn’t mean we should rely on it so much. People text more and talk less, they take pictures of food more and spend less time make lasting memories with the people right in front of them. Kim Kardashian recently posted ‘Thank You’ pictures on Instagram for all sorts of baby gifts from dear friends. I’m sorry, but really?! Does she lack manners and common sense? I think sending a physical ‘Thank You’ card is worth so much more. It shows that you took the time to pick a nice card and that you really do appreciate their time and effort. So no, don’t send a ‘Thank You’ email, text, tweet, status update, Vine video or SnapChat. Go out, get a card that says ‘Thank You’ on it, write a little message, sign it, and send it. Folks, this goes for more than just receiving gifts, which I personally think should not be flaunted on the internet to rub in everyone’s faces but that’s another story for another day. Make sure to use ‘Thank You’ notes after a job interview, or after meeting with a client, or even after you stay at a friend’s house while on vacation even though they insisted that you not waste your money on an overpriced hotel. Saying it is nice, but when they get that card in the mail, trust me they will really think highly of you. Oh just thanking good friend, Oscar De La Renta, you know him? This kid is already better dressed than I could ever be. Lanvin…hmmm do they sell that in Babies ‘R’ Us? Ok, this may be taking it too far. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.