I stopped the store the other day, in between appointments, for a delicious, cold, Perrier. After paying my $1.57 and before exiting I was offered this salutation “seasons greetings”…SEASONS GREETING!!!??? I asked him “what does that even mean? ” Is that like “howdy winter” or “welcome winter solstice”?? He just gave me a blank stare. Stick with me cus’ I really do have a point. Here it is; WHERE’S THE BACKBONE?
In 2005 FOX NEWS conducted a poll and among the questions they asked;Which of these late December holidays do you celebrate?
1. Christmas 96% 2. Hanukkah 5% 3. Kwanzaa 2% 4. (Other/Refused) 1% 5. (None) 1%
That means that 96% of people won’t mind if Brad from the GAP says “Merry Christmas” or “Happy birthday Jesus”. I know I know “corporate” instructed them to do that so as not to offend the Jew or occasional Zoroastrian that might swing in for a new pair of chinos. But please people if this is truly about offense lets do this by the numbers. Of the 96% how many do you suppose you are, straight up, ticking off with “season’s greetings?” Just guessing it’s much higher than the percentage of Muslims, Jews and Hindus combined that got warm fuzzies when you offered up your spineless “happy holidays.”
Now I’m not trying to be a jerk I’m just saying if I walked in to, lets say, Hollister and was getting cashed out by an athletic young kid sporting his Yamika and he offered me a “Happy Hanukkah bro” I wouldn’t be mad. I’d probably say, “You’re a Jew, awesome, my savior’s a Jew, Merry Christmas.”
So lets go over the numbers one more time shall we. 96% want a “Merry Christmas”. %1 of people didn’t have the gull to give an answer to a telephone poller thus wont put up too much of fight if you give THEM their “Merry Christmas”. 1% said, “None, thus, they don’t give a rip, so, give um their “Merry Christmas. %5 are Jews so look for the Yamika and tread lightly. As for the %2 of observers of Kwanza….it was made up in 1966!!!
Lets cut all this PC stuff and stop the non sense and show some backbone. I mean 40% of teens are EMO and don’t want to “have a nice day” but that doesn’t stop every sales clerk in the world from subjecting them to THIER world view and forcing a “have a nice day” on them everytime they leave their establishmesnts. So MERRY CHRISTMAS and thanks for the Perrier Mr. “seasons greetings” man.