I had to share an experience from today. While shopping for our Church's Children's Christmas Party today, I dissolved an entire group of sales-ladies (not sales associates) for they were ladies and sweet ones, at that. Anyway, I had finished my purchase which included a brief discussion of what it was all for. The sweet girl ringing my out, finished and looked at me meekly and said, "Happy Holidays". I glanced at her for a moment, and said, "Merry Christmas!" at which she looked relieved, her whole face brightened and she responded, "Yes, Merry Christmas to you, too". I asked her in a hushed tone, "you're not allowed to say it, are you?" "We are allowed to respond" she replied.
So, before I exited the store's electronic doors, I put away my receipt and loudly exclaimed,
"MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!" Which was met with gales of laughter and a very enthusiastic 'response'.
For those who do not believe Christianity is under attack, you are wrong! So, I have a Christmas challenge for you! When met with a "Happy Holidays", I urge everyone to give the people serving you a chance to get to say what is truly in their hearts, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
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