“Hi There” has got to be one of the most annoying phrases in the English language. Well. At least, it annoys me every time I hear it. Just sounds so diminishing, somehow. My take is this — If you are going to be lazy (or breezy or whatever) and not address me by my name, that’s fine. Just leave it with a pleasant “hi”. Soooo much simpler and better.
What do you think? Does “hi there” bug you too? Or are you a cool cucumber who thinks I am getting my knickers in a bunch over nothing? 😉