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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:59 PM

OH SHIT! Someone wished me "Merry Christmas" today! I emerged from the tussle unscathed, but ...

now I'm left to wonder. I didn't pay much attention to their facial affect when they spoke; nor did I analyze the nuance or vocal intonation of their greeting. Have I been victimized and don't even know it?
FUCK! I hate it when that happens!

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Reply OH SHIT! Someone wished me "Merry Christmas" today! I emerged from the tussle unscathed, but ... (Original post)
11 Bravo Dec 2012 OP
DaniDubois Dec 2012 #1
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #2
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #3
Separation Dec 2012 #23
Javaman Dec 2012 #24
superpatriotman Dec 2012 #4
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #6
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #5
Mariana Dec 2012 #12
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #26
Bucky Dec 2012 #7
zappaman Dec 2012 #8
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #9
Fozzledick Dec 2012 #10
greytdemocrat Dec 2012 #11
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #13
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #14
leftstreet Dec 2012 #32
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #35
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #15
liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #16
kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #17
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #18
AngryOldDem Dec 2012 #19
avebury Dec 2012 #20
eridani Dec 2012 #21
avebury Dec 2012 #22
Lurker Deluxe Dec 2012 #31
Javaman Dec 2012 #25
JoeyT Dec 2012 #27
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #28
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #29
spin Dec 2012 #30
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #33
HappyMe Dec 2012 #34

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

1. I know they're usually just trying to be pleasant when they say it so

 

when someone says "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Solstice" I reply in like back to them. I've noticed I've been getting a lot more happy solstice's the past couple of years.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

2. That's because Jeebus was lookin' out for ya!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. Did they include "buddy" on the end. Like "AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BUDDY".

That's usually not intended in a good way.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:41 AM

23. I always say "Im not your buddy, guy" to which I get "Im not your guy, friend"

To which I reply "Im not your friend buddy".

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Response to Separation (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:46 AM

24. That could go on all day...

get it on video next time

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Are you okay?

Go to your happy place.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

6. I was staggered, but managed to find a neutral corner and survived the round.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

5. If you didn't notice any extra emotion on their part, there probably was none.

They were simply being nice.

But in some areas, thanks to the Fox News' fake War on Christmas, some feel the need to defend their Christianity.

And the manner in which they do so, is to increase their emotional tone.

Try this for a week. Before the person at the store says anything, you say "Happy Holidays". There is a good chance that by doing so, you will anger a couple folks who will respond with an angry "Merry Christmas". They will have been insulted by your "Happy Holidays".

These people are not the majority, but they are out there.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

12. Good luck.

Some people's protestations that such things never happen seem to be a bit more vehement than necessary when it comes to this topic. I suspect there are more than a few who approve of the behavior of the Fox News/RW Radio Christmas Warriors.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM

26. Yup. nt

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

7. I say "Merry Christmas" all the time. "Seasons' Greetings" seems lame to me.

I don't begrudge people who say it that way. It's not a big deal, but it's just not my thing. I feel better saying Merry Christmas and I refuse to let fucking Bill O'Reilly ruin that for me. Letting a Republican tell you how to be a better Christian is a little bit like taking relationship advice from OJ Simpson.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:29 PM

8. Oh, how awful for you!

I hoped you punched them in the mouth for insulting you like that!
Or at least called the police!
The nerve of people!!!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. Call your congressperson!

RIGHT F**KING NOW!!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

10. Have a savage Saturnalia!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. Oh no!!!

You're Doooooooooooooooooooomed!!!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:06 PM

13. After I worked so hard to look daggers at you when I said it you didn't even notice?

I am SOOOOOO hurt!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:07 PM

14. I've taken to carrying pepper spray with me for just such occasions. nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:51 AM

32. A real man would use a Taser

Pepper spray is for girls

I'M KIDDING I'M KIDDING I'M KIDDING



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Response to leftstreet (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:17 PM

35. I try to reserve the Taser for people who get in the "10 Items or Less" line...

...with 12 items.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:16 PM

15. Usually by the last few days of the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar we'd be walking around saying

"Merry Fucking Ho-Hos"

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:32 PM

16. ooh, I like this trash thread button

makes all the crap go bye bye.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:37 PM

17. I wish we still had Unrec when I see this sort of post designed to make Democrats look stupid.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:13 AM

18. I just love the sarchasm challenged responses.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:18 AM

19. That IS annoying!

And what gets under my skin even deeper is when they also have the audacity to tell me to have a blessed day, right AFTER they say Merry Christmas.

Honestly...the outrage.

But for real...well played!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:31 AM

20. What I find aggrevating are people

who feel that have to tell me on every work email to "Have a Blessed Day," all year long. Working for a STATE agency I 1000% prefer a separation of church and state.

I am not religious at all but sometimes I would like to come back with a typical non-Christian response just to hear the sound of crickets afterwards.

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Response to avebury (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:45 AM

21. If someone tells me to have a blessed day, I just say--

--Blessed Be.

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Response to eridani (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:12 AM

22. Have a blessed day in this instance is from

the Christian perspective. Work emails in a state agency can be considered official records and, should not, have any reference to any type of religion - separation of Church and State.

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Response to avebury (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:49 AM

31. Oh FFS!

Please, seperation of church and state from a "have a blessed day" sign off on an e-mail.

What about the date?? You do know what that is a reference to, right?

Get on with your life and quit fussing over ignorant shit.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 AM

25. Happy Holidays!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:24 AM

27. I've been cheerfully responding

to "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays" and the rage is a beautiful thing to behold. I don't have to watch facial expressions, people are perfectly happy to tell me what a fucking monster I am for not loving the baby Jesus.

Y'all's privilege is showing, by the way.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:25 AM

28. I am sorry that this happened to you.

We are here for you...

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:32 AM

29. You are in my thoughts at this trying time (nt)

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:37 AM

30. Sounds like they were merely being polite or trying to cordial. ...

When someone wishes me a Merry Christmas, I just smile and wish them the same. In these difficult times I honestly do wish that most people find some enjoyment in the winter holiday season.

I don't worry a lot about their motivations as I have a lot more important things to worry about. I would be concerned if they wished me a shitty Christmas.


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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

33. Constantly brandishing a machete from 30 October to 2 January helps some

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

34. I hope that you will be able to recover quickly.



There, there. We are here for you in this difficult time.

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