Ijo Pona is the Harrogate adventure blog written by a Funny Little Man. Andy is a freelance web designer in Harrogate and he is also a well-received sound artist and runs a mastering studio in Yorkshire. The Wire Magazine once described him as "... difficult to dislike." Still at my most enthusiastic and naive.
Funny Little Man – Harrogate
“You’re welcome,” is not the same as, “it’s my pleasure.”
“No problem,” is not the same as, “I’m happy to help.”
These sentences are the closing parentheses of a simple conversation that opens with “thank you.”
We have to say something. The “thank you” demands acknowledgement.
It could be, “okay, now we’re even.”
Or we could express satisfaction at having the ability to make a contribution. We can continue the infinite game instead of simply walking away.
That might be more satisfying all around. A wave is more powerful than a grimace.