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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 04:41 AM
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"Have a blessed day"
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Prior to a couple of months ago, I don't think I had ever heard this phrase -- "have a blessed day."

Have a nice day. Have a good day. Good luck. See you soon. Come again. Thanks for shopping with us.

I had heard those all countless times. And I was fine with that. A friendly face on mostly benign capitalism. I'm down with that.

But I've noticed something a bit odd lately. Maybe it means something. Most likely not, but I think it's worth asking about anyway.

The last couple of months I have, increasingly, encountered this phrase at the checkout lines at various and sundry retail sites.

"Have a blessed day," I'm hearing at most every retail outlet I visit. The word "blessed" is invariably pronounced in its two-syllable variation.

This phrase hasn't really bothered me in real time. Like the earlier pleasantries I mentioned, it seems to be used in nothing but a positive manner. I mean, speaking literally, what could really I object to?

It just seems odd, that's all. I had never heard this before, and now I'm hearing everywhere I go.

Is this some sort of movement? Some sort of encroaching cult?

It just seems strange. The first few times, I just shrugged it off, but it's starting to seem like a phenomenon.

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