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post #271 of 286
Just call me pathetic Sarah, I have broad shoulders.
post #272 of 286
You're like my Mum Cindy - she didn't realise it was patronising either, and she certainly didn't intend it that way. But despite all the threads running around on things being offensive - sometimes things actually are, and whether you agree or not, you just have to accept it nicely.

And I didn't call YOU pathetic, Cindy - you know how I feel about the whole `War On ......' silliness.
post #273 of 286
To me, calling someone "kiddo" is like calling someone "sweetie". Did you actually mind that your own mother called you "kiddo"? My mom and Dad called me "kiddo" also, I would never feel that my parents were being rude or patronizing to me, I knew my parents just aren't like that.
post #274 of 286
Yeah - and like I said (TWICE) I knew her intent was not to be patronising. But when I was younger I was very serious about being taken seriously, and I didn't like it, and she respected my feelings. Amazing! A parent who respects their child's feelings! What a crazy world we live in.
post #275 of 286
Because of this thread, when I went shopping yesterday I was careful to note what the cashiers said to me. Well, they said "Thank you." I didn't hear anyone -- shopper or clerk -- say anything pertaining to any holiday. What an anti-climax.

Nevertheless I'll keep up my survey.
post #276 of 286
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Finally, an entire society, with a cadre of religious leaders, banding together to display some common sense.

In the UK, leaders of numerous faiths have banded together, recognizing that christians celebrate the birth of christ, AND that other faiths celebrate it as a winter festival, secular holiday, or just rocking good party

The rest of the world has some catching up to do

Hands off christmas
Very nice idea, but from many of the comments still going on, i dont see that happing here.

lol and i got to have some fun, this week i stopped at place that had "Holiday Trees" i kept walking around talking to people, most of whom left a few min later,, finally the guy that had the lot, came over and asked me if he could help, told him nope dont think so as i was looking for christmas tress which he did not seem to have..

lol i noticed tonight coming into work, the sign now says christmas tress,lol
post #277 of 286
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
"My mind spins so much when I think about all of these people who are like '"Happy Holidays" offends me'. That is the biggest bullcrap I've ever heard! People are letting two words offend them? Two words that are so obviously harmless it's unbelievable. Happy Holidays offends you? Then go back to whatever country you came from because America was founded on religious freedom!"
i agree its so silly to get offended by 2 words. Not only that but words that should make a person feel good. people should really be ashamed for trying to make something out of nothing.Really this country was founded on religious freedom. What type of sad person would get upset over seeing a sign or being told merry christmas...... oh wait you were talking about what again?
post #278 of 286
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i agree its so silly to get offended by 2 words. Not only that but words that should make a person feel good. people should really be ashamed for trying to make something out of nothing.Really this country was founded on religious freedom. What type of sad person would get upset over seeing a sign or being told merry christmas...... oh wait you were talking about what again?
Yes, you got it exactly right. The greetings are completely interchangeable. It would be hypocritical to get upset about one and not the other.
post #279 of 286
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Good grief, now "kiddo" is offensive? How absurd IMO. I apologize Heidi, I call people that all the time, no insult intended.

I really think people are to thin skinned sometimes, but hey you don't want to be called that, you got it.

I guess I must be un-intelligent and have un-valid opinions because it really does not bother me to be called kiddo. Just call me stupid I guess. I guess everyone is different but to call someone who DOESN'T mind being called kiddo, unintelligent is pretty mean I think.
I didn't think you intended to insult me, I just don't like it. For the reasons Sarah mentioned, but also because there was someone once who called me that and... I don't like being reminded of him.
post #280 of 286

Please
the posts. They're very distracting.
post #281 of 286
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Yes, you got it exactly right. The greetings are completely interchangeable. It would be hypocritical to get upset about one and not the other.
And I actually have nothing against Happy Holidays. Never entered my mind for it to bother me. Until I started hearing about people being told NOT to say Merry Christmas. Changing the names of the school breaks. Not allowing places to put up certain decorations. Then it became offensive to me to think that a holiday that I celebrate might be considered offensive to some people. I don't think that Tet is offensive. I don't celebrate it, but I wouldn't get bent out of shape if a Vietnamese person expresses the celebration in a public place. And if I lived in a place where the majority celebrated Tet, then I would probably go to Tet parties (if they have such things) and enjoy their celebration. I resent the idea that my celebration is a bad thing that needs to be hidden away.
post #282 of 286
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Originally Posted by Telynn View Post
And I actually have nothing against Happy Holidays. Never entered my mind for it to bother me. Until I started hearing about people being told NOT to say Merry Christmas. Changing the names of the school breaks. Not allowing places to put up certain decorations. Then it became offensive to me to think that a holiday that I celebrate might be considered offensive to some people. I don't think that Tet is offensive. I don't celebrate it, but I wouldn't get bent out of shape if a Vietnamese person expresses the celebration in a public place. And if I lived in a place where the majority celebrated Tet, then I would probably go to Tet parties (if they have such things) and enjoy their celebration. I resent the idea that my celebration is a bad thing that needs to be hidden away.
There you have it.

When people stop telling me, I am not supped to say, or not allowed to say, or it make me uncomfortable , or it offends me , cause you said merry christmas.

If someone cant stand to hear merry christmas, or happy Hanukkah etc,
they need to stay home.

lol but of course they would not say anythign against hanukkah now would they, as that would be seen as racist. The same why christmas and hanukkah are not the same, happy holidays is not the same. after Hanukkah its xmas so merry xmas

2 cats in lap cant type more
post #283 of 286
I keep hearing these "not being allowed too's", but I've not seen anything yet supporting any of them. I'm still waiting to find out where the church is that supposedly can't put a christmas display on their own property, and that was like 10 pages or so ago.
post #284 of 286
Somewhere about 20 or so pages ago I told my story about how I was told that I was NOT allowed to say Merry Christmas to customers where I used to work.
post #285 of 286
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
I keep hearing these "not being allowed too's", but I've not seen anything yet supporting any of them. I'm still waiting to find out where the church is that supposedly can't put a christmas display on their own property, and that was like 10 pages or so ago.
I don't think you're going to see it, because it was never true. Just another alarmist rumor.

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Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
Somewhere about 20 or so pages ago I told my story about how I was told that I was NOT allowed to say Merry Christmas to customers where I used to work.
http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feat...as/index1.html

although I can't see why employees can't follow their employer's desires to be more polite and inclusive.
post #286 of 286
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
I keep hearing these "not being allowed too's", but I've not seen anything yet supporting any of them. I'm still waiting to find out where the church is that supposedly can't put a christmas display on their own property, and that was like 10 pages or so ago.

There are several in this thread, the help desk was told not to,
but the boss was told to take a flying leap. you know as well as i do those stories are on every year.
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