Holidays and Stores
by SouthernBreeze - Posted Wed December 5, 2007 @ 9:31 AM
I've posted many times that I love Christmas. I'll be traveling home to visit my mother and I'll probably be the one to put up our small tree. I just adore Christmas.
Yet, I don't get all the people complaining about someone in a store not saying Merry Christmas. To be honest, I hate holiday shopping as much as I love Christmas. People are rushing to get gifts and some are so rude. I've been ran into on multiple occasions. I was hired as a cashier for the Christmas rush at Wal-Mart, and it was not an easy job. Some (certainly not all) shoppers are just nightmares this time of year. Some are all year round, but that's another story.
Anyway, what I'm saying is the commercial side to the holidays are two seperate things. I love Christmas and the time I spend with my family. Just because some poor, frazzled employee (and trust me, they are probably frazzled) doesn't wish me a merry Christmas, doesn't change anything for me.
Holidays really are personal when you get right down to it. Not everyone celebrates the say way or even the same holidays - but that doesn't have any impact on me personally. I'll just wish them the happiest holiday possible and I'll enjoy mine.
With all that said - Happy Holidays to everyone!