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By drive thru madness / Sunday 25 December 2016 12:15 / United States - Amherst
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By  Magnoxidans  |  19

This "Merry Christmas" verses "Happy Holidays" battle is bullshit. If someone says "Merry Christmas" to you and you're not Christian, appreciate they're being polite and leave it be. If someone says "Happy Holidays" and the political correctness annoys you because you don't believe people should use that term, appreciate they are just considering others and get the fuck over it.

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By  xyris_fml  |  28

I work at McDonalds so yeah I feel you. My managers request that I say happy holidays to be inclusive to all religions, but working the front counter yesterday I said happy holidays to an older woman and she threw her hot tea toward me (luckily she missed). Some customers are super sweet, many not so much. I hope you made it out okay, no burns or anything

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  tazthespaz  |  0

I work in a small sit-down chain, and said "Happy Holidays" to a customer after she said "Merry Christmas". We talked for a minute and explained neither of us were offended, it was just our automatic response. And, honestly, the employee is always in a more precarious situation than the customer. But it really shouldn't be such a big deal! It is totally ridiculous that it even enters someone's mind to make a fuss over the difference. There are many holidays that take place in December, and Christmas isn't the only one.

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  CGPainting  |  0

It's insane and foolish that you would say "Happy Holidays" to someone AFTER they already said "Merry Christmas" to you. How dumb can you be? If you were my employee you would have been fired. In that moment, you put your own fake phony sense of "inclusiveness" and "self righteousness" over the actual feelings and needs of the customer. Now if the customer had said "Happy Holidays" then I would understand. But they didn't. They specifically said Merry Christmas. Unless there was literally an angry looking Muslim or Jewish family within earshot of you, you saying "Happy Holidays" was quite a stupid move

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  DoomedGemini  |  35

So employees have to ignore their own feelings? It's inclusive to THEIR beliefs as well. Anyone who throws a fit over someone not saying what holiday they want can go fuck themselves.

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  xyris_fml  |  28

#54 not all employees necessarily celebrate Christmas. For some saying happy holidays is SELF inclusive and isn't a phony sense of anything. For me personally, I'm not a Christian, so when someone says merry Christmas to me a simple smile and "thank you" is usually my response. But for you to say you would fire an employee for saying happy holidays to a customer just because the customer said merry Christmas is heavily unethical and discriminatory. If a customer gets offended that I'm wishing them a happy holiday season, that sounds like a personal problem to me.

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  Helldemon  |  32

#54 You're an asshole, neither the person you're responding too or the OP had their customer say Merry Christmas first and it was requested by the persons manager that you responded to to say Happy Holidays. I really hope someone like you isn't in any position to fire anybody like you imply cause you are a horrible person if you would fire a person near Christmas simply for saying Happy Holidays.

By  Magnoxidans  |  19

This "Merry Christmas" verses "Happy Holidays" battle is bullshit. If someone says "Merry Christmas" to you and you're not Christian, appreciate they're being polite and leave it be. If someone says "Happy Holidays" and the political correctness annoys you because you don't believe people should use that term, appreciate they are just considering others and get the fuck over it.

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  naturegrl  |  7

As an atheist I'm just grateful someone said something kind to me, no matter what was said. This BS about getting upset over people being PC is infuriating. People are just more aware and trying to be considerate of others! They're ignorant twats!

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  skatoolaki  |  23

Exactly this. I'd give you double thumbs up if I could. What difference does it make what people say or want to say? They are wishing you a good holiday season, regardless of how or if you celebrate it. Say thank you and be grateful someone is wishing you well and being kind. There's little enough of that in the world as it is.

By  NostalgiaFreak9  |  35

It's either somebody gets mad because somebody doesn't say "happy holidays" or somebody gets mad because somebody actually says "happy holidays" and they think that person is trying to be PC. You just can't win these days.

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  bloodtalon  |  6

Some people think that if you are not celebrating their religion and only their religion (by saying Merry Christmas), that you must be attacking it. They have no respect or even tolerance of anyone else's beliefs. It's extremely hypocritical.

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  CGPainting  |  0

Because our nation is founded on Christian principles and over three-fourths (75%+) of our nation is Christian. Stop trying to pander to minorities. Especially on Christmas Day itself. We will fight you, HARD, if you do that to us in our country where people fought and died to protect freedom and honor God.

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