Wishing you a ‘Happy’. That’s it. Carry on.


Attended the annual Christmas party on Saturday and the requisite topic of this time of the year was overheard by my bionic ear. (Okay, the person was about 3 people from me at the table, although it was a bit of a feat to hear them over the lounge singer).

“I won’t say Happy Holidays, it’s Merry Christmas“. 

Now, I’ve always sort of agreed with that.  Well, more to the point, agreed that people should be allowed to say “Merry Christmas” – and maybe it was my shiny dress talking but I heard myself say (or my dress say), “But there are a lot of holidays in December.  A proprietor  has to consider all of their customers”.

There’s Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, New Years, to name a few.

Unless someone’s holding a manger set and wearing a cross, I’d be jumping to a conclusion to say “Merry Christmas!” as a customer checked out.

Isn’t that pretty serious profiling to just assume something as personal as someone’s religious beliefs?

No one get’s offended when they’re told “Happy Presidents Day!” (Do they?!)


I can’t recall getting the response, “HEY! I celebrate Lincolns birthday – don’t lump that Federalist Washington in there!”

Then again, to be perfectly honest, I don’t recall wishing someone Happy Presidents Day either.

I personally wouldn’t be offended if anyone wished me a happy anything.

Happy works for me.

I’ll even roll with “Happy Birthday” if it’s not my birthday.  Why not?

But God forbid (literally apparently) a cashier notice a birthday while looking at a Jehovah’s Witness drivers license.  No celebrating that for them.

It’s all so bonkers.

Just smile and nod people.  Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

There are in fact multiple holiday’s in December.

Just wish every one a ‘Happy’.

Ooo!  And here’s my shiny dress.


About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on December 12, 2012, in Humor and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh well…”Happy 12-12-12″. Im going to guess on your dress fabric. From here, looks like layered varigated strips of silver colored silk charmeus, back or side zip! You look stunning!

  2. In my opinion, if someone genuinely wishes you a “Happy Whatever” accept it pleasantly. All religions should be pure and not wish ill or harm to a different religion than itself. Therefore, people should not be offended when whished a Happy Religious Holiday that is not their own. Wish for others, what you want for yourself. This is a small world. We are one. We can accomplish more if we work together, rather than against each other.

  3. Ricardo Recovery

    Happy Tuesday…….. 🙂 And may I say I LOVE THE DRESS!!!!!! You are so beautiful 🙂

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