posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 01:35 PM
Christmas eve. About 7AM. Most people are asleep, but lucky for me, I'm at work (Starbucks... And yes, that was sarcasm.) The one repercussion to
this is that I'm going to say Merry Christmas to people and force myself into the holiday spirit, despite being stuck at work on this oh so holy of
days. I gave this lady her change, said Merry Christmas, and what do I hear? "It's not Merry Christmas; it's Happy Holidays. Not everybody
celebrates Christmas, remember?" I asked her what she celebrated, and it was Chanukah. Being who I am, I said "Happy Chanuka." She didn't look
too thrilled. Luckily, the next person in line hadn't forgotten the true meaning of the holidays through some ridiculous semantical movement to
bring about a universal standard of political correctness. He accepted my "Merry Christmas" gracefully. These kind of things just irk me. Are we
so damned worried about saying the "wrong thing" in this country that we can't even outwardly express our own joy at the holiday that we have
chosen to celebrate? I don't care if somebody tells me "Happy Chanuka." In fact, I'd probably like that. I wouldn't blast them and tell them
not to give me their blessings. It's not as if I said "Repent or you shall not be saved!!" Is it really going to offend somebody that much if
they hear Merry Christmas from a Christian?
Oh well, I hope she had a very happy Separation of Church and State day.