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Re: Awards and Stuff
Poster: Michael and MJ Houghton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Poster: Heather Swann <email@example.com>
> >> >> Local service is useful and laudable. But again I ask, why a Golden
> >> >> Dolphin? That is not the only way to recognize and encourage service.
> >> >
> >> >Examples of alternative methods, please?
> >> AoA's...then Court Baronies.....um...I think that's it.....oh, Grants of
> >> Arms...I think that's it. At least nothing else comes to mind.
> >How about "Thank You Very Much?"
> >We have a huge variety of methods of recognizing and encouraging service.
> >How about saying "Thank You?"
> >The Kingdom Orders are a hammer of a certain size. The Peerage Orders are
> >a much larger hammer. Just because we have these two sizes of hammers,
> >nobody should interpret everything out there as a nail. Use your
> >imagination, look inside your toolbox.
> >Awards are useful. Don't let their existence cripple your ability to
> >think of ways to say thank you.
> >Dafydd ap Gwystl
> I was taking the saying of "Thank you" as a given. I recognize that one
> can say 'thank you' and I try to say it as often as possible, for one
> thing, it's just basic courtesy. And it's not said nearly enough, at least
> in this Kingdom, as far as I can see. Granted, your mileage may vary.
> We were speaking in terms of awards.
Actually, the discussion was NOT limited to awards. Personal thank yous are
a Good Think. Getting called up in court and given a public thank you is way
cool. Getting largesse from the crown, or some other random person is nice.
I can recall getting little thank yous from people I helped with their name
and/or device. They mean a lot.
Awards are limited. In most cases, once you've given it, you can't really
give it again. Like, what do you do to a Pelican who keeps on working? YOu
can't give them a Pelican again. (I know, shoot them... :))
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