Have you ever offered a greeting that was not acknowledged?
We can’t control the actions of others, but we can certainly control our own actions. A smile and a welcome greeting is a gift. If our good intentions are not well-received, we may feel let down or disappointed. But don’t despair.
Etiquette is not just about knowing which fork to use. It is being an “example” and making courtesy, kindness, and respect a part of our everyday lives.
We shouldn’t be too concerned when we don’t get a response. We offer a greeting because it’s professional and polite, regardless of how it is received.
If someone doesn’t respond to your greeting, it may be that:
- They didn’t hear you
- They’re distracted
- They’re having a bad day
- There are other reasons you may not be aware of
The important take-away is this….
It is best not to judge. Don’t force a response. Be patient with others and continue to be your radiant self!