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felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 5:31 AM

BANKING QUESTION?

At my bank yesterday, I was greeted by the teller with a 'Happy Holiday!' Having known this lady for years I informed her that I'd personally prefer a 'Merry Christmas'. She replied that the management of the bank had informed them to specifically not use the 'C' word. I immediately raised my voice to a highly audible tone and exclaimed, " YOU MEAN TO TELL ME..........!" The teller thanked me as she too believes in Christ. As I left I shouted '"Merry Christmas, and to anyone this offends leave me the name of the horse that you rode in on!" I actually heard applause as I left the bank.

Oh Yes. My Question? Do you prefer Drive thru or Walk in?


Merry Christmas,
Felix

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 6:29 AM

Walk in.

Happy Hanukkah.
Mosel tov!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 7:51 AM

drive thru.

Merry Christmas - and happy all other holidays during this season of joy.

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 8:18 AM

I like having the option to use both at my bank.

My cards say "Happy Holidays" every year. What's wrong with that greeting? I don't send cards to exclusively to Christians. A quarter of my own family is Jewish, and many of my friends are, too.



felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 8:30 AM

Part of my family are Slugs, but they use the term Merry Christmas in a generic fashion. Happy Holidays is acceptable just as Merry Christmas. If I wish you a Merry Christmas it is not to seduce you into my cult. It's an expression of who I am and what I believe indifferently to whomever the greeting is bestowed on.




Merry Christmas
Felix

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 8:38 AM

Seems to me we've lost the fact that Christmas Day is a national holiday here. So wishing everyone a merry Christmas doesn't mean the you I'm saying it to is a Christian. You STILL have that holiday whether you celebrate it as a Christian holiday or not.

I'm not Jewish, but if you wish me happy any Jewish holiday, my answer is Thank You.

I do NOT celebrate Halloween. But when people wish me a Happy Halloween, I say Thank you!

I don't celebrate Earth Day, but....etc. You get my drift. Why do we so easily take offense at something that is not at all offensive. Isn't there enough in the world to be offended by without being offended by someone wishing us a happy day of ANY kind? And why in the world would a company DEMAND their employees not say anything about a national holiday?

The idea is to wish someone HAPPINESS. That's a good thing any day.

Be offended if someone wishes you a crappy day. Then you have a real beef.

Happy Saturday.



violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 9:13 AM

I don't care if people wish me a "Merry Christmas" even though I'm not Christian. However, if the bank doesn't put up Hannukah decorations then it would seem somewhat exclusive to say "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays".

Why are you offended by the more INCLUSIVE "Happy Holidays" greeting from a business that serves customers of many beliefs? If you're looking to be offended, why not hone in on that annoying dancing Santa thing some stores have. Creepy. That thing should be banned.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 10:22 AM

Or the motion-activated ones you walk by and it scares you half to death screaming Ho Ho Ho

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5491)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 10:30 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

SEASONS GREETINGS

HAPPY HANUKKAH

HAPPY KWANZI

AND MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOUR LITTLE PEA PICKIN' HEARTS....

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 10:57 AM

ditto what Vickie said!

and Blessed Be to those of you who celebrate the winter solstice....

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 11:24 AM

Vickie, you forgot...

HAPPY FESTIVUS!!

Me.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 12:55 PM

Well done, Vickie!

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sat, 13th Dec '08 12:59 PM

Yeah - who is Santa calling a 'ho? That is not very nice.

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:35 AM

You should worry about something so slight. Happy Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Holiday are all said in the spirit of the season, no matter who says it, or to whom. Their is nothing sinister about it. In England, they have removed the mention of the Holocaust from thr school curriculum, because some Muslims say in never took place, so they do not want to offend the Muslims. Whose country is it. Why did thousands of Commonweath and American soldiers, sailors and airmen give their lives in WW II if it was not to protect liberty and freedom of speech.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 6:46 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS FELIX!!!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 9:51 AM

Iwas just going to say Vickie,
you forgot Feliz Navidad, and
God Bless Felix's little
nit-picking heart....
Haven't you noticed the World
is changing????

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3779)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 10:22 AM

Revered. Merry Christmas to all, whether you like it or not.

I like walk-in, because it usually is faster.

I am, however, starting to like the drive-up window at the casino. You just drive up, toss in your cash and leave. Talk about a big time saver!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 15th Dec '08 10:23 PM

Steve, that's what they now call a "Stock Market".

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 1:19 AM

How about Mele Kalikimaka, that's Hawaiian for Merry Christmas, ought to confuse most people. I personally say Merry Christmas because that is what the holiday is celebrating & those that don't care for it maybe ought not to take the pay for the stat holiday. I don't say it to offend anyone & I'm not offended by other terms, it just seems that political correctness has gotten out of hand. That is more than sad, Surreyman, that British children should have a big gap in their education because of it. History is history, whether we like what our ancestors did or not. If you go back far enough we all have cannibals for relatives

Peace to all

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.1 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 7:24 AM


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 7:29 AM

Great video Kim! And a very Merry Christmas to Felix!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 7:34 AM

Oh, walk-in, unless my hair is really bad


barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 104.1 - Posts: 215)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 8:47 AM

Apparently it is not "politically correct" to mention Christmas anymore for fear of offending (insert your group here). Happy Holidays is preferred because it is a generic term. At the college where I work, there was a message sent out that no department could have a "Christmas Party" or decorations that were Christmas specific but a "Holiday Party" with seasonal decorations like holly boughs, pine garland, etc would be acceptable. I think that Santa Claus is going to be next on the "forbidden" list.
I guess some people tend to forget why we Christians celebrate Christmas in the first place. And before anyone gets on me about it, I know that there are many other religions that do not celebrate Christmas but have their own holidays like Kwaanza and Hanukkah and I would never presume to infringe on their right to celebrate their holiday.

Oh and I prefer to walk into the bank.


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