I’m not a big fan of the holidays. In this, I’m hardly alone. But something I saw when I was at physical therapy made me /facepalm. (I’ll woe about PT some other time.)
I was waiting for Elaine (The Best Physical Therapist in the World) to get done with her client when I saw another patient coming toward me. What caught my eye was the text on her T-shirt:
Thanks, lady. You’ve taken a lovely sentiment and turned it into a political position. I’m certain Jesus would approve.
Wishing a generic Happy Holidays doesn’t mean anyone hates Christmas. Saying Happy Holidays isn’t a cunning plan to deny Christmas. It’s meant to be nice. Unlike your T-shirt.
You weren’t wishing anyone a Merry Christmas — with all the good will that entails — no, you were saying that other people better damn well wish you Merry (Christ)mas or you will be insulted. And isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
So, Have Yourself a Merry Little . . .yeah, no.