First, a pet peeve.
Let’s pretend that I have a friend named Bob and a friend named Larry and they don’t know each other. Larry has a lot of opinions.
One day, while conversing with Bob, I happen to mention one of Larry’s opinions. I clearly state that this is not necessarily my opinion, it is Larry’s. But Bob disagrees with Larry’s opinion, so he starts arguing with me about it. I feel like I owe it to Larry to try to explain to Bob why Larry has this opinion.
In the end I just argue with Bob, supporting an opinion that I never claimed. Since its not my opinion I don’t really have a lot of arguments for it cause I haven’t thought about it a huge amount.
It is very frustrating. It seems to happen a lot.
Next, a rant. About Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays.
On one hand, saying Happy Holidays encompasses the whole season, not just one day. Because it’s not just Christmas that’s happening, it’s New Years too, and a break from school. “Happy Holidays” covers the whole she-bang.
On the other hand, Happy Holidays could mean that people don’t want to offend the non-Christians, so they say the generic term that includes all religions. But why is this so terrible?
If the grocery store clerk said “Merry Christmas” to you as you went out the door, having no clue what religion you were affiliated with, it would seem as though she was assuming that you celebrated Christmas whether you were a Christian or not. That Christmas was a holiday for everyone that had little to do with religion.
If, however, she said “Happy Holidays,” she would basically be saying that Christmas was a Christian Holiday.
Long and short, I don’t understand why anyone gets upset when people tell them “Happy Holidays.” Go get upset about world hunger or something, you know?
And lastly, what is really going on in my life. Well, um, I’m home…it’s Christmas season…I feel sick…I hope it will pass…I don’t really want to talk about it….
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!! (tee hee hee)