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    Cyburbian rosierivets's avatar
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    Appropriate response to superfluous kudos during public meetings.

    When an applicant or elected offical thanks me personally in a public forum shall I:

    a. grin and bask.
    b. nod and mouth thank you discretely.
    c. stare blankly ahead.
    d. pull my prepared speech out of my pocket.
    e. other.

    You may think that this response should come naturally, but every time it happens I feel like a deer in headlights for some strange reason.
    How about you take a gander at making an executive decision for once, huh?

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    Mods - this should be turned into a poll, what do you think ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by rosierivets View post
    When an applicant or elected offical thanks me personally in a public forum shall I:

    a. grin and bask.
    b. nod and mouth thank you discretely.
    c. stare blankly ahead.
    d. pull my prepared speech out of my pocket.
    e. other.

    You may think that this response should come naturally, but every time it happens I feel like a deer in headlights for some strange reason.
    b. but with a verbal thank you
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Say thank you

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    And pass on the thanks to your staff if appropriate. Elected officials (or clients in my private practice case) sometimes only see the contact person. Praise in public, punish in private.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    b. but with a verbal thank you
    I'll ditto this.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Off-topic:
    I'd change it to a poll, but I'm exhausted after getting from one side of the thread title to the other...

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    I usually thank them right back, for the kickback (Usually in the form of a sack with a "$" sign on it) that I received earlier in the day...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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