Saying/hearing "please" and "thank you" from people means a lot. At least to me. When someone asks for something with out saying please I am less likely to do what they ask quickly. But, if they add "please" to the sentence it makes my response and action so much quicker. For instance: When my fiancé asks me to do something he really wants me to do--especially if it's for my good, like I need to eat something--he'll ask and add "please". Though I am pretty sure he almost always says please when he asks for anything. And if/when he says "please", I melt and do as he says, when he says it. He's just so cute when he says it! LOL. Saying "please" when you ask for something, or if someone asks you if you want something, adding the word "please" shows respect and appreciated to that person.
The same is with the words "thank you". If people don't say "thank you" when we do something for them, or we don't get recognized for doing something, we often get mad. Though sometimes we need to just be humble and not crave, and hog the spot light. Sometimes, we need to just remain "behind the scenes". This is called being humble, and meek.
However, in the event of getting food, or something else, for someone you should deserve at least a little thank you. Does a high school/college graduate send out 'thank you' cards to the people who gave them gifts (usually money), and attended their graduation? Yes. Does a newly wed couple send 'thank you' cards to the people that attend their wedding, or at least their shower and thank them for the gifts? Yes! How would you feel if you gave some one a gift and didn't receive a thank you? You feel kind of bummed, and not appreciated. It takes time, and money most of the time to get/make a gift for someone and if they just open it and don't thank you for it you feel bummed, and let down that they didn't like it enough to say, "thank you". It makes it worse when their reaction is totally not what you expect (that is if it's a negative response). That's what I always worry about; getting someone a gift that they won't like.
Some verses on humility and meekness:
King James Version (KJV)
3Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.
King James Version (KJV)
4By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Do you say "please" and "thank you"? I know I don't as much as I should.