Thursday, November 17, 2005

No More Merry Christmas?


I have a baaaaaad cold. Just when I thought that having a sore throat and congested head for three days, I had finally licked it, I got up this morning at SIX A.M. sneezing my fool head off. And what happened to that nice weather we we were having? Brrrrr.....

After a few days hiatus from working on the soul mate book, I tried going back in it last night. I'm afraid it's something about having a head full of mucous and finding your muse you had only a week ago that doesn't mix. I'm hoping the muse will find its way out soon because I'd sure like to get this baby finished.

Now, the main purpose of writing this blog this morning...last night, I was waiting on an older couple and the woman told me something that really confuses the heck out of me. She said that it is now against the law for store clerks, what not, to say "Merry Christmas" to customers. Okay. Something about offending some ungodly person out there that doesn't believe in Christmas. I have never heard of such a thing. I am not Jewish but if someone were to say Happy Hannuka (probably bad spelling...remember...head cold), would I get offended? Why? It's another holiday just like Christmas, isn't it?

I don't know what's wrong with the world today and my head is too stuffed to really try to find the answer. First they mess with the pledge of allegiance, now they're messing with one of my favorite holidays, Christmas. I'm wondering if one day, it'll be against the law for someone to wear a red suit and ring a bell collecting money for Unicef? And how about Easter? Can we not say Happy Easter anymore either?

Can someone please tell me who we are offending anyway?

Ah well...guess I'll try going back to bed and imagine a world that used to be....night...oops...morning....

6 comments:

  1. I guess the lady somehow got to "little old" without understanding the 1st Ammendment. The store could have a policy against saying "Merry Christmas" if they felt it might offend customers, but given the amount of $$ stores bring in this time of year, that's pretty hard to imagine.

    What's so sad is that we live in a time where these issues even come up.

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  2. I am with you, sister!! Stop messing with my holidays.

    Thanks for visting my blog. I hope you get to feeling better.

    I am going to spend some time looking at all of your writing. Lord knows I can use a relationship expert. Have a super weekend!

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  3. If they don't like me mentioning Christmas, and if they don't like me saying the name Jesus Christ, then they can lock me away. "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 10:33)

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  4. it just adds to the already downward trend of customer service. So from now on am going to greet everyone with Merry Christmas year round.

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  5. We are becoming just a weeee bit TOO P.C. in the world today.

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  6. My first time here :) Nice blog and website. Well, I'm an aspiring writer (struggling with writing, writer's block and my muse!). Great music too.

    Hope we can be friends. Take care.

    ~Marwa~

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