So far in my real life, the whole Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate has been a Facebook thing only. But today I witnessed something at work that blew my mind.
I was helping patient number 1. She waved at patient #2 whom she apparently had met yesterday. They exchanged pleasantries. Patient #1 said "Happy Holidays!" to pt #2, who replied, rather angrily, "No, it's Merry Christmas! We say Merry Christmas!" all the while pointing her finger somewhat aggressively at patient #1. Patient #1 stood there gobsmacked, as did I. When Pt #2 left, I turned to patient #1 and said, "Unless you're Jewish." She replied. "And I am!" She also said she was raised in another country and just doesn't get this American obsession with the holidays. I wished her a happy Hanukah as she left.
I mean really!! Political correctness aside, Pt #2 was just plain rude! I mean, she claims to be such a good "christian."
I mean, say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever floats your boat, but don't assault me for trying to wish you well.