Originally Posted by Natja
You see a connection coming back because she had the manners to 'thank you'?
You have some low expectations........
She is supposed to thank you! That's called MANNERS! It is no more a sign of increasing connection than tipping the waitress.
It's less of a connection because the waitress is usually not in a relationship with you and wanting to birth a baby with your husband. Also, if a customer stiffs a waitress, that's one customer out of many. I'd say the waitress has it far better than the OP.