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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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  -"Have a blessed day" Syrinx  Jul-04-07 04:41 AM   #0 
  - It bothers the hell out of me.  southpaw   Jul-05-07 08:49 AM   #1 
  - We HAD been bone dry  Syrinx   Jul-07-07 01:12 AM   #4 
  - I thought those tags were specialized.  unsavedtrash   Jul-08-07 02:36 PM   #5 
     - No, the God Bless America tag is a standard option.  southpaw   Jul-09-07 08:29 AM   #6 
        - Seems the new "seet home alabama" plates ......  OneBlueDotBama   Jun-13-09 08:07 AM   #15 
  - I assume the speaker truly wishes me good fortune and that brightens my day.  jody   Jul-06-07 07:57 PM   #2 
  - I was wondering where you went  Syrinx   Jul-07-07 01:03 AM   #3 
  - Well said, as usual, jody....  southlandshari   Jul-12-07 05:53 AM   #7 
  - A guard at Redstone Arsenal says that  phatkatt   Jul-23-07 11:14 AM   #8 
  - intentions  nourenemies   Jun-04-08 03:54 PM   #9 
  - my post, about one year ago, had nothing to do with the Constitution  Syrinx   Jun-07-08 04:28 AM   #10 
  - I'm not sure, but  shayes51   Jul-11-08 06:48 PM   #11 
  - Wanna freak them out?  gorfle   Jul-14-08 04:04 PM   #12 
  - have a blessed day  loosetooth   Jun-04-09 02:19 PM   #13 
  - According to my nutjob televangelist loving aunt  JoeyT   May-13-10 05:41 AM   #22 
  - Well,,perhaps there's a second side to it  Wash. state Desk Jet   Jun-10-09 10:24 PM   #14 
  - God Bless YOU!!  tltaylor40   May-11-10 10:52 AM   #16 
  - Well, it could work like that  JoeyT   May-13-10 05:36 AM   #21 
  - Interesting that this post brought a lot of newbies to DU.  trof   May-12-10 06:35 AM   #17 
  - it does seem kind of odd...  Syrinx   May-13-10 04:17 AM   #19 
  - Our Channel 5 (Mobile) Traffic Guy just signed off with...  trof   May-12-10 06:56 AM   #18 
     - maybe he's screwing with us  Syrinx   May-13-10 05:07 AM   #20 
        - Now he doesn't anymore.  trof   May-20-10 09:11 AM   #23 

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