Monday, March 1, 2010

~~ * Aloha Friday *~~

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy
and look forward to the weekend.
So I thought that this Friday I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer.
Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

"Goodbye or See You Later"
We recently attended a funeral service for a fellow Firefighter...

It was during the service that one of the speakers told the story
of how the firefighter and his wife would say
"See You Later" instead of "Bye" when leaving each other
in the morning and when ending telephone conversations.
It was such an endearing story,
how they wanted to leave each other
with the thought that they were not saying "goodbye",
but that they would see each other later...

The Fireguy and I really liked the idea and we discussed it
at great length.
A couple of days later, we began using the story in
our personal lives.
It was very easy to do when we each went our ways each day,
however it has been such a struggle to NOT say 'goodbye or bye'
when we end telephone conversations.
We would occasionally slip and say goodbye and then need to
go back and say, okay see you later and hang up.
For us, it didn't come natural for us to not say goodbye.

We quickly came to the realization that that was their story
and not ours.
It indeed was an endearing story and we loved to hear about it.
We went back to our story, our comfort level of communication ~

So, my question to you is...
What do you say, "See You Later" or "Good Bye"???

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