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Why it's important to say PLEASE and THANK YOU.

Roberto Henry Ebelt

27.02.2015

Why it's important to say PLEASE and THANK YOU.

Acabo de ler o texto abaixo, com o título acima, em um e-mail que recebi da CNet.com. No momento em que o ano 2015 finalmente começa a acontecer, acompanhado de todas as desgraceiras produzidas pelo governo petista de Dilma Rousseff, é natural que os níveis de stress estejam elevados em qualquer pessoa que leia jornais, veja televisão ou acesse a internet. Por isso, achei extremamente apropriado reproduzir este pequeno artigo de Justina Nguyen. Ao PLEASE e ao THANK YOU eu tomo a liberdade de incluir o EXCUSE ME.

Has the thought, "Oh, I'll never run into that person again," crossed your mind? And whether it was that high-school hacker genius you made fun of and you now work for, or the driver you swore at and now you are interviewing with, out of 6 billion people, you definitely ran into that one person again.

At my first job, I was helping a woman pick out bath towels while her four toddlers (small children) ran around and knocked over towel towers I had spent hours folding. I could've reined (to rein: pôr rédeas ou limites em cavalos/pessoas) in her children a little better, but I chose to laugh it off with her, and answer her questions. She just so happened to be the branch manager of a bank looking for her next new hire.

I just read a CNET article by Chris Matyszczyk titled, "Developer curses at man on subway, meets him again in job interview." As soon as I saw that headline, I thought of the woman with four towel-destroying children and how unfortunate that man was. In this article, Chris tells of a man who pushes another man on the subway and follows with the F-bomb* during their morning commute.

*F-bomb (word) refers to the strongest weapon in one's verbal arsenal. In a time when words like 'bitch' and 'ass' have lost their shock value in pop culture, the word 'fuck' is still like dropping a bomb in polite conversation.

The offender has no idea that this man he was outright rude to will be the one interviewing him for a job that afternoon. The interviewer says he didn't get the job because he wasn't "quite right for it." My question for you readers is, do you think the interviewer was swayed (foi influenciado) by their morning commute incident? Would you have hired the developer? People tend to forget when someone's nice but always remember when someone's rude, so I personally wouldn't be surprised if the truth was that the interviewer let this little incident sway his decision.

Moral of the story, you just never know whom you're going to meet next.



Justina Nguyen
Associate Audience Development Manager / San Francisco, CA

Questions about English?

Send me an e-mail: roberto@cursodeingles.com.br

Have an excellent weekend.


Tags: Roberto Henry Ebelt, inglês, artigo, coluna


Roberto Henry Ebelt é professor, escritor, escreveu uma coluna semanal para o Jornal do Comércio de Porto Alegre entre 2001 e 2013, e é diretor do curso HENRY'S BUSINESS ENGLISH desde 1971.

Seu mais recente livro, O QUE VOCÊ DEVE SABER ANTES DE ESTUDAR INGLÊS, pode ser encontrado nas livrarias Disal, Cultura e SBS ou à rua Hoffmann, 728 em Porto Alegre.

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