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Here's a story for you, Lynn

December 23 2002 at 4:48 PM
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and I'm still stomping my foot, so to speak.

I went into a local Postal Annex to do a late minute mailing. The store is beautifully decorated with Christmas themes and Christmas carols playing in the background.

When I finished the mailing business and as I got ready to leave, I wished everyone a "Merry Christmas". What did I receive in return? "Happy Holidays" - so I asked why, when someone wishes them a Merry Christmas they answer with the generic greeting. You know the answer, of course, they want to "include everyone" . I told the gal my feeling was that to respond to a specific "Christmas" greeting with a generic one was an exclusion. She insisted she didn't want to exclude or offend anyone, therefore would continue to use the generic. I told her she HAD offended me by not having the courtesy to respond to my greeting in the same vein. I mentioned that the only reason there is a celebration at this time of year is because of Christmas, to which she snorted at me. LOL Oh, well, I tried. Yep, she snorted. ROFL!!

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