Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Whatever!

I see that the Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays memes are popping up again like mushrooms after a rainy summer night.

First of all, it's too damn early to wish anyone either of those phrases. Second, does it really matter?  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays have devolved into two of those meaningless phrases like "How are you?"  Time wasting figures of speech that are thrown around at the beginning of a conversation to induce small talk. Other than your closest friends or relatives, do you REALLY care how the cashier who's ringing up your purchase is doing?  Or the bus driver that's taking you to work?

You can wish me Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or whatever you want. I grew out of that hang up years ago. There's little in this world that offends me anymore. For something to offend me means I have to waste the time and energy to GET offended. And I'm just too damn old and tired to do that. 

I'm pretty sure God doesn't care one way or the other, either.  He's too busy laughing his butt off about who we elected as a President.

So what have we learned. It doesn't really make a difference. It's how you celebrate your holiday(s) in your heart and with your family and friends. Not getting your undies in a granny knot over some meme on Facebook.  If that gets you upset, I don't want to know what really frosts your corn flakes. #JustSayin

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