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cgod  ·  2949 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm done helping those "in need"

Why do people say thank you in response to thank you? Why don't they say your welcome? Drives me crazy.

goobster  ·  2946 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The real answer to your question is, "Because most people are uncomfortable with silence, and therefore fill the space between you and them with words."

But it could also be one-upmanship.

You say, "Thank you."

They reply, "No, thank YOU!"