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    make his day

    What does the following in red mean in the context?

    Whether you're flying cross-country or walking to an adjacent office space, the face-to-face recognition of another person will often make his day and strengthen your relationship with him.

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    Re: make his day

    What the writer is saying is that addressing someone by their name or otherwise acknowledging that you know him/remember him will please that person in the short term and build a solid relationship in the long term.

    If you take the time to say "Hi Fred, did you have a good week-end?" on Monday morning as you walk past Fred's office/cubicle instead of just nodding at him or ignoring him completely, you'll make a positive impression with him. If one day Fred becomes your boss, he'll remember how earnest and engaging you always were to him.

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    Re: make his day

    I see.

    Thank you all for the help.

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    Re: make his day

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    Interestingly, the saying, "Make my day!", became widespread when it was used by Clint Eastwood in the 1983 movie, "Sudden Impact". "Dirty" Harry Callahan's line (when Callahan dares a crook to shoot his hostage) "Go ahead, make my day." became a catchphrase.

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