I did some shopping this week and waited for IT... you know, for the person behind the counter to tell me "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
Except they didn't.
Everywhere I went I heard "Merry Christmas" from people who genuinely meant it.
Huh... who knew? Guess our boycotting of retailers has paid off. Now they will again allow associates to verbalize the birth of Jesus as they feed our distraction of materialism, eh?
So in case I never get my chance to convert a cashier with a snappy statement, here are the three I planned on using (but never got to) if someone said "Happy Holidays":
- "Thanks. Which one are you celebrating this year?"
"(insert cashier response here)"
"Cool. We're doing Christmas to celebrate Jesus. So Merry Christmas!"
- "And a Happy Holy-Days to you, too! Did you know, by the way, that's where the word 'holiday' comes from?"
- "Hey - thanks for working hard and keeping up a great attitude. It really honors the heart of Jesus. That's what it's all about, right?"
(inserting tongue into cheek)
Maybe I just wasn't meant to "convert" anyone in line this year, eh? (wink) I guess I should just buy the t-shirt instead, eh?
"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:35)