• On Good Things Utah this morning – Have we stopped being gracious? There is a scorching hot take this morning on why younger people say ‘no problem’ instead of ‘you’re welcome.’ Have you ever wondered why people don’t seem to say “you’re welcome” anymore? Back in 2015, author and professor Tom Nichols tweeted out an angry response after receiving what he thought was poor customer service: “Dear Every Cashier in America: the proper response to ‘thank you’ is ‘you’re welcome,’ not ‘no problem.’ And you’re supposed to thank me“. The angry tweet elicited a number of mocking responses from people on social media. But eventually one person chimed in with a detailed and thoughtful response that just might give you pause the next time you or someone you know says, “no problem.” It’s not about being polite. Our views on gratitude are evolving. In a response that is going viral on Reddit, on person writing under the name “lucasnoahs” laid it all out: Actually the “you’re welcome/no problem” issue is simply a linguistics misunderstanding. Older people tend to say “you’re welcome,” younger people tend to say “no problem.” This is because for older people the act of helping or assisting someone is seen as a task that is not expected of them, but is them doing extra, so it’s them saying, “I accept your thanks because I know I deserve it.”
  • Plus, the World Travel Awards are a bit like the Oscars of the travel industry – only they’re a bit less exclusive. Both travel industry pros and the general public get to vote for the world’s finest destinations, from cities to hotels, before the victors are crowned at a glamourous annual ceremony. If you’re thinking that you might’ve seen quite a lot about the WTAs over the past few weeks, well, that’s because you may well have done. The WTAs have recently gone through the continents, revealing the best destinations in regions such as Europe (find out more here) and the Middle East (more here). But this one’s the big cheese. This time the WTAs have revealed the best destinations in the entire world. And top spot went to… the Maldives, which took home the title of the ‘World’s Leading Destination’. At a ceremony in Muscat, Oman, the island country also took the title of ‘World’s Leading Tourist Board’.
  • At the end of the show – It’s the Thanksgiving Pie Bracket…Round 1 – which pies do our hosts think are the best of the best? Find out if Chocolate Cream or Pecan came out on top. We hope you join us for these Hot Topics and so much more this morning on Good Things Utah.