Is Saying ” Thank You” Lost?

Do you happen to notice someone, or hear someone say “THANK YOU”? Surely, the answer is “yes”! But such is not so in a jeepney situation. And I bet everyone of us is positive about it.

We VERY rarely hear the word of gratitude anymore even if a person almost loses his balance just to take somebody’s fare and hand it to the driver. More often, they simply hand out their money and regain their posture– tidy their face, fix their dresses and whatever dilly-dollies there is to do– and leave you with almost no acknowledgement at all. If you are lucky, they will murmur a slight “thank you” only themselves can hear.

And now I wonder where have all the moral values of the Filipinos gone? Are we not supposed to practice them anymore because we are in a “computer age” and no one bothers to look back at what our ancestors have taught us?

This is a sad fact to know.
We must be vigilant in retaining the good morals and conduct we all have been imbued with since we first studied our A B C’s.
We must not forget this one act of reciprocating another one’s deed of kindness.
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I have written this article as an assignment for my niece; have submitted this along with 3 other articles as my work samples to companies looking for short article writers.
Nakakalungkot at nakakahinayang isipin ( lalo na kapag ang nakikita natin e mukha namang may mga pinag-aralan ) na ang simpleng pagbigkas ng “salamat” o “thank you” ay mukhang napakahirap o dapat bigyan pa ng effort para lang masabi.
Kaya siguro kapag ako ay nag-thank you, nagtitinginan halos lahat sila – siguro dahil malakas ang boses ko; napahiya sila sa sarili nila; o kung anuman ang dahilan ay hindi na mahalaga.

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