Man, Thank yous

Thank yous – “The Fight” – Part 2 of many

In part 1 of Thank Yous, a post you should read to get into a thankful mood, we meet perpetual thankers Anne and Josh, two souls who, at least initially, become stuck in a thank you cycle…until Anne introduces her last note that breaks the loop by simply saying, “you’re welcome.”

This next installment of a never-ending series is called “The Fight.”

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January 8, 2007

Dear Anne:

You’re welcome?! You’re welcome?!

Thank you,

Josh

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January 23, 2007

Dear Anne:

I wrote you a thank you note a few weeks ago and have not received a reply. I’m just writing to make sure you received it.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Josh

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February 3, 2007

Dear Anne,

I would fail to be remiss if I did not neglect to unsuccessfully admit that I have almost been less than a little distressed. As you are aware, I have not as yet received any word from you. It may also be the case that you are unaware that I have not received any word from you. In either case, just know that I am okay with the troubling fact that you have not yet replied.

Thank you so much,

Josh

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February 20, 2007

Dear Anne:

I am not okay that you have not replied. By not replying to multiple thank you notes, you have crossed a line; I am, to be perfectly honest, furious.

But thank you for your time,

Josh

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March 14, 2007

Dear Anne:

It is with restrained passion that I urge you to immediately respond with a thank you note (to retain your honor and integrity as a fellow human being). That is the only reason I’m keeping up with this exercise, and I assure you that I am exercising a great deal of restraint at the moment. I also just finished exercising.

It is very disappointing to me that you have not written back. I’m trying to stay busy to help keep my anger at bay, mostly by exercising at the bay.

All the best,

Josh

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May 24, 2007

Dear Anne:

This is my last thank you note to you, perhaps ever. I hate to be dramatic about it, but this is possibly the most dramatic thing ever. It has been eons since your last “you’re welcome.” If, by chance, you happen upon this note, I thank you for everything.

Forever thankful, forever grateful,

Josh

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May 25, 2007

Dear Anne:

I forgot to mention one thing in my last thank you, but I won’t say it until you write me again. And again, I’m not being dramatic.

Very much thank you, ever so kindly,

Josh

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June 3, 2007

Dear Josh:

Thank you for so many messages over the last several months.

You understood the situation correctly when I responded with a you’re welcome note in my last note dated Jan. 4, 2007.  As everyone knows, you’re welcome notes terminate all conversation. It had to be done.

Sincerely,

Anne

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June 5, 2007

Dear Anne:

Thank you so much for clarifying the reason for our fight.

Kindest regards,

Josh

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June 9, 2007

Dear Josh:

A fight? Please tell me how that was a fight? 

Thanks,

Anne

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June 11, 2007

Dear Anne:

It was clearly a fight! It was a thank you note fight.

Thank you,

Josh

P.S. Or was it a you’re welcome note fight?

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To be continued…

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Thank you for reading this post. Really. I still appreciate it.

Stay tuned for…

“The Ending”

in

Thank yous – Part 3 of many

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