Twitter is such a polite form of communication that seems to promote that good old fashioned courtesy. It is wonderful that good people can ‘like’ your comments and always thank you for a re-tweet; perfect strangers wish me ‘Happy Monday’, or tell me to have a good weekend.
Recently the lovely Diane Need wished me ’Happy Friday’ on Thursday and this prompted a string of humorous comments from others – all very courteous. My phone beep, beeped for two days with various comments until it was indeed Friday and Diane’s birthday. Here are some snatches of the conversation:
And the same to you! 🙂 (But isn’t it Thursday?)
If you want Friday… we will give you Friday – official
Trust me, LOL. I think I’ll carry on with the Friday illusion! 🙂
Always poised and ready for Friday with a cocktail in your hand – love the positivity! It made us all think of Friday!
In the same vein, the sun is ALWAYS over the yardarm, SOMEWHERE!! Cheers!
It’s your birthday – it can be whatever day you want it to be. x
Such interactions punctuate your day with positivity and make you laugh out loud in public places. How, I wish that we could apply the same etiquette to everyday situations and people would walk past and share a positive greeting, rather than looking at their feet. Wouldn’t it be great if we could hand out cards with emojis on them, just to confirm our feelings? They wouldn’t have to say anything just hold up a smiley face. The only down side could be that one wouldn’t stop saying thank you. In Twitterland, everyone keeps on acknowledging your comments and it is difficult to know when to stop: I haven’t yet learnt this etiquette as I like to have the last word.
I had a great dilemma when Angela Petch sent me a picture of an orchid from Italy and presented ‘an orchid in Tuscany for favourite Blogger.’ What could I do? I couldn’t go on pressing the ‘like’ button forever and working my way through all of the emojis? I had to be courteous and creative so I sent her a picture of a cup with an appropriate message on it. Does anyone know if that was sufficient or if I have missed something?
I adore the way in which Twitterland guides you down the path of courteousness, reinstates good old fashioned values and inspires creativity. I want to share this love and hand out emojis as I walk the streets. Of course, it would be even better if more strangers would just smile occasionally and pass the time of day – just as the lovely people do on Twitter.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone on Twitter for future re-tweets and any ‘likes’ that they want to share. I like you all, with big hearts, and thank you! I am happy, excited and winking simultaneously.
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