Almost every time I say "thank you" to someone these days, I get back "No problem." "Not a problem." "Nada problem." "No problemo." What in the heck does that mean? I'll be helped as long as it's not a "problem", no effort has to be exerted on my behalf, I don't interrupt the person's texting or whatever? When did people stop saying "you're welcome"? "You're welcome" really means something. Someone was happy to help me. Someone felt good about giving me a hand up. Someone thought I was worth the time and effort. All "no problem" means is that I wasn't considered at all as a human being. It means that I wasn't a blip on the radar. It means that I was so insignificant that someone wouldn't have helped me if it had been a disturbance in the force. Thanks for nothing.
If I thank you for doing something for me, please give me the courtesy of a "you're welcome." Act like what you did for me was important. Act like I exist. Give me an acknowledgment.
Thank you........and you're welcome.