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Old 02-06-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Far as I can see, if someone is offended by a remark made by someone else that was obviously meant simply as a greeting, and NOT meant as an offense, the one offended is the one with the problem.

Brilliant. That's what the 13 pages of discussion were about. I'll summarize for you: It is either OK or it isn't OK. Whats OK for you, may not be OK with another. Whether you understand it or agree is irrelevant. If it doesn't bother you, great, go back. If it does bother you, great, don't go back. See how easy that was? Questions?
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: California
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Perhaps a simple "welcome to walmart" or "thanks for shopping at walmart" is just too much for some people remember.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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I kind of find that saying uncomfortable, too. I would never complain about it, but I don't care for it.
I just respond with " thanks, you too" but I don't really like it.

Last edited by NLVgal; 02-06-2015 at 09:40 PM.. Reason: Clarity
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:43 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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In a walmart in soCal, a female cashier told my family and I to "have a blessed day". Got on me, for a brief moment, but eh... let it go. Not THAT big a deal. Reminds me of the "happy holidays vs. merry Christmas" issue.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:08 AM
 
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Um, no. I'll bring up whatever I want as an argument. I didn't start it, and i didn't take credit for it...deal with it. I seriously doubt that anyone who used it was trying to impress anyone, its not impressive in any way. Not even a little.

Just because you aren't Christian doesn't absolve you of subjectivity in your reasoning. But I am sure there are words and phrases that you do find offensive right? Well not everyone will agree with you on those. So instead of making the bold, but obvious, statement that you "don't get it", maybe try asking questions and putting some effort into understanding why other do get it. You just might learn something.
I said you don't get it because you used the phrase "may Allah be with you today" as a counter argument. My reasoning was this:

1. Have a blessed day: Can literally mean ANYTHING

2. May Allah be with you today: Literally means someone is wishing another good will from the religion of Islam. Its explicitly specific. And considering it comes from a religion that has a negative association to many in the West; it can be justifiably and understandably offensive to someone. Whereas, the saying above has no such association.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Obviously, in the overall scheme of things, is this little saying a big deal ? Absolutely not, but to some of us it is a minor annoyance. Every day we have major issues in our lives and minor issues, and this fits into the latter category. As I mentioned in my earlier post on this subject, I do find the "blessed day" comment a little annoying, and that is all it is, a minor annoyance.....just like the people who hand you a card with a religious saying on it.

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Old 02-07-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: California
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It's not even a matter of anyone being annoyed or complaining, employees say what their employee wants them to say. Period. There doesn't have to be any explanation or reason why.
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:31 PM
 
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[quote=415_s2k;38328020]I toe the line between atheist and agnostic... I'm certaiblnly not going around blessing people or anything. /quote]

southerner have a well of telling people off without being mean

Look at johnny poke that pit bull with a stick, bless his heart

johnny broke his arm, jump from a tree, bless his heart

johnny got beating up for owing money, bless his heart


so if a southern tells you, bless his heart, that the polite way of saying, you stupid dumbass
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Walmart is such a trashy dump that I virtually never go there anyway, but the fact that they have strangers at the door pretending to be my friend when I enter certainly doesn't enhance the experience in any way.

Why would it?

If I want to buy something, I want to buy something. How does some guy making minimum wage to greet me like he's greeted the 7314 people entered before me that day do anything for me? It doesn't.

I'd probably put up with Walmart's cheap trashiness just a little more often if they didn't have the octogenarian sentinels at the doors. Better yet, replace them with parrots.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Get blessed and buy a plastic Jesus statue. One stop shopping.
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