Gratitude is in order, even when someone is performing a task that is in their job description. A secretary, a taxi driver, a cashier, a mother, a pastor… Whoever it is, whatever they do, you can show them your respect and appreciation with a simple, “Thank you”.
Take Westley, for instance. He was the farm hand. It was his job to do the dirty work. But, he deserved respect and gratitude from Buttercup. Needless to say, their relationship really turned a corner when she figured that out. 😉