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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Yes, I’m saying Merry Christmas and not some ridiculous P.C. deformity of a holiday greeting.

So why was I prompted to do a little blog entry to say that? Because of today’s B.C. comic where a lady is telling customers “happy holidays” because the management doesn’t want to offend anyone. The customer answers that the management is doing a hell of a job on the Christians.

So there. If you’re Jewish and walk up to me saying Happy Hanukkah even though I’m not Jewish, I guarantee I wouldn’t get bent out of shape. I think everyone’s got the P.C. concept of holiday greetings completely backwards. Instead of the burden being placed upon the well-wisher to determine the correct greeting appropriate to the well-wishee (which, for a short time, is what Wal-Mart was stupidly encouraging its employees to do), why can’t the well-wishee simply translate the well-wisher’s greeting to whatever is appropriate to them? They might even reply with their greeting of choice. Wouldn’t that rock?

Me: Merry Christmas.

You: And a Happy Kwanzaa to you, too.

See? Works pretty well, doesn’t it?

» Posted by ALBj at 10:44 AM (ET)
Category: Journal


Yes, that’s how it should work. Merry Christmas, Lee!

» Posted by Michael
December 25, 2006 05:44 PM

I label you non-P.C. and darn you to heck for 15 minutes! Hope you have a wonderful (insert choice of holiday here)!

» Posted by Queue
December 29, 2006 01:09 AM

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