i'm an architect by day, and i recently went to a ribbon cutting for a project i helped design (along with engineers, etc.)
they thanked everyone involved with the project, right down to the secretaries in the construction trailor, even by name.
but they didn't thank the arhitectural/engineering firms that spent 3 years on the project.
and that happens all the time, even when they are ecstatic with our work.
i like to think that i live off of praise, i'm sure it's my mother fault as that is how she raised me
but i don't feel that i do it for the money. and that's probably my own damn fault!
so i take it too personally too sometimes when i don't hear boo.
but that is the way it is, it's a rude ass society we live in these days.
even though you can't compare an artistic service oriented industry, in which you develope a relationship with people,
during one of their biggest life changing events to other services such as mentioned above,
I still thanked my plumber recently for doing a fantastic job at snaking my drain.
It's common fricken courtesy. but i'm learning not to actually ever expect it anymore.
we can't all be bobby earles with pages of gushing comments on our blogs