Maybe I'm becoming a grouchy old bastard, or have already arrived but.... when did screaming "Thank You " become part of the belay signal.
The other day at Cathedral people screaming, I'm off belay, you're off belay, Thank You. You're on belay, climbing, climb when ready, Thank You, No problem. Seriously?
O.K., I'll go back to yelling at my cereal, carry on.