Friday, December 17, 2010
A sign of the Season
The above happened at the Nordstrom's in Seattle, Washington a few days ago. It's entirely appropriate given the Season. A bit tired of the PC thing, I make sure to wish all my friends and acquaintances "Merry Christmas. That IS the holiday, after all.
Thinking that someone may be offended by "Merry Christmas" is a bit foolish in my book. If someone were to come up to me and wish me a Happy Hanukkah, or a Happy Diwali, or a Happy Kwanzaa - I would not be slighted in the least. In fact, I would turn around and wish them the same! I doubt that anyone is really THAT sensitive to be offended upon hearing "Merry Christmas". I think that I would really dislike if anyone felt that they had to tiptoe around me worrying that I'd be offended by everything that they say.
If I was having a bad day, should I be offended by a "Good Morning"? Should I get teed off by a "Good Night" after an exceptionally bad commute home from work? Again, I think it's more foolishness and false caring. Better to worry about the big things than the small ones.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!