By sumerflame07 - 01/12/2010 20:18 - United States
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Well if I tell a Jewish person "Merry Christmas", then I have no problem if they respond with a "Happy Hannukah". I understand your point, especially from a retail perspective. It just bothers me when everyone tries to please everyone else, even when that means forsaking your own values and customs.
Really? Shit...I thought that would work for sure. Well, there is another way, but it's much more difficult then the way I just told you. You have to go to your inbox, look for "view my contacts", click on it, then it'll say the name of the person you blocked or messaged, and click on "Un-block".... Then try shoving it up your ass again so that it doesn't happen again.
And if I had said "Merry Christmas" it would've turned out that she was Jewish or something else and she still would have gotten offended. The way I wished her merriment had nothing to do with it. I had half a thought to go snatch my milk back and tell her never mind on the well wishes. But... oh well. Happy Holidays anyways!!!
Scrub, I really hope you're not serious. Something nice for the community?? Calling someone "dum" is nice? Your spelling is horrendous, your lack of punctuation is appalling, and the majority of your comments are nearly incomprehensible. You trying to correct others' grammar is akin to a blind art teacher trying to advise a student on what color to use. Stop. Just stop. EDIT: Your mother must be just as stupid as you.
You hear that guys? Scrub's mother went to "collage". First of all, it's "college". Second of all, there are 4th graders who have better spelling than you. (FML has a spellcheck, does it not?). And you're 12. There are kids a few years younger than you, and yet they can actually form proper sentences, with correct spelling, and yet you can even use punctuation such as a comma properly? You sir, are the reason I weep for the future. May god help us all (to be politically correct, you can substitute in your own deity). Oh and Steff, I don't think he knows what a metaphor is. Wouldn't want to make what small remnants of a brain that child has in his skull melt into a puddle onto the floor now would we?
Although Steff has a point, people annoy the shit out of me with this "Happy Holidays" bullshit. All these years people didn't say a word about people running around saying "Merry Christmas", and suddenly people get a little overly sensitive if I don't include other holidays? What happened? Why can't people just suck it up? There are children who will die of starvation these holidays, and yet people have to obsess over if I wish someone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holidays? Ridiculous. Well that's my opinion. Feel free to hate on me now. :)
I'm no fan of political correctness either, but try to imagine being Hindu or Jewish or Zoroastrian in a predominantly Christian country. Christmas is shoved down your throat vigorously starting after Halloween, so being wished a Merry Christmas may not sit well. That said, wishing somebody a happy holiday season, no matter the exact verbiage, is a kind act and should be accepted as such. And by the way, Happy Chanukah to all the Jewish FMLers!
69 - Yes, you are for the most part referring to Christmas, but by saying Happy Holidays you're also considering the fact that others aren't always going to share the same views as you. Hannukah happens to be a part of the Christmas holiday season; I'm not sure about any other Jewish holidays offhand. I believe there's a non-Christian religious holiday on January 6th (?), which is right before the kids go back to school, thus it's still the holiday season. 60 - Canada has forgotten about Christmas because of all the Muslims around? Hello, no, we haven't. Please tell me you're not Canadian. If you are, please take the time to look around you; how many stores are playing "Christmas(!) Carols"? How many stores have statues of Santa Claus and elves running around stores? I realize that none of these are Christian-related images of Christmas, but they are all Christmas related. If you're trying to say Canada's a Christian country, you're wrong. It isn't, and never was, since there was always a variety of religions roaming the country. There are more of certain religions in Canada now, I suppose, but that doesn't mean a) it's because all the Muslims, or any other religion for that matter, moved here (hey, people convert...) and b) they weren't here at all before.
Getting angry over someone saying "Happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" is like someone getting angry because I called them "human" instead of "American." It's a generalized statement made to accommodate every holiday celebrated in the winter. Why is everyone getting so pissed off about it?
It's not the word that's offending people. If anything, the word "holiday" is offending the people that say "Christmas." How would you feel if you moved to another country and wanted to keep Christmas active in your life, but every time you mentioned it to someone else, they sneered in your face and told you that you shouldn't talk about Christmas? Would you quit celebrating it? would you stop mentioning it? If so, you're going against what you're saying. If not, then you're going against what you're believing. Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of Jesus and goodwill toward mankind, no matter their religion.
Christmas originally started out as the celebration of Jesus' birth. Who, by the way, was not born on that day. Some people choose to maintain their values and celebrate Christmas in this way. Others see it simply as a time of togetherness and possibly a time to exchange gives. Many times, feasts are involved. Finally, since Christmas didn't start out as a commercialized gift-giving holiday (think Easter), yet now it is, people can celebrate it however they want. It's just respectful to say Happy Holidays over anything else because there's no way to predict what religion the person will follow. I realize it's a pain in the ass to always have to say Happy Holidays, but suck it up. It's the way things are in the workplace now. If you're not working and choose to ignore this, and say Merry Christmas, whatever. Say it. But don't go looking for sympathy from anyone when people get mad at you for saying so. Hopefully this clears shit up for everyone. Any questions?
That is when you run up to her, grab the milk, and dump it all over her! Some old people think they have the right to be rude, she deserves to get soaked!
old people sure have changed...