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Old 02-02-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. Public pressure and strong support on social media have forced Walmart in Blue Ridge to do an about face on censoring one of their long-time greeters.

James Philips is the first person people see when they walk into Walmart and he has always greeted them with "Have a blessed day" until someone complained and he was silenced.

Walmart asks greeter to stop saying 'Have a blessed day' | www.wsbtv.com
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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Score one for the good guys. It wouldn't have happened if the people had sat back and done nothing.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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It wouldn't offend me but I think it's inappropriate. The guy shouldn't be saying it to the customers. Some people have to be told when they are intruding their belief systems on others. He probably didn't even think about it. He can just as easily say "have a nice day," or "have a good day" if he wants to wish someone well.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: NW AR
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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — Public pressure and strong support on social media have forced Walmart in Blue Ridge to do an about face on censoring one of their long-time greeters.

James Philips is the first person people see when they walk into Walmart and he has always greeted them with "Have a blessed day" until someone complained and he was silenced.

Walmart asks greeter to stop saying 'Have a blessed day' | www.wsbtv.com
Public pressure and strong support on social media have forced Walmart in Blue Ridge to do an about face on censoring one of their long-time greeters.

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My whole family is and was at Wal-Mart. And yeah, some us are very high ranking. This is a very dedicated individual and has been for numerous years( as stated) at Wal-mart The times have changed but Wal-mart has been around for over 50 years. So yeah, I too remember Sam onstage when the "shareholders" meetings were potluck dinners of different departments getting together. I knew Sam Walton when I was 9 years old and he was a manager at his first store. I watched the man age and I worked for his wife.( at one time) I saw Sam in a wheel chair. I know his kids.

Time goes on.. but the memory doesn't change of how Wal-mart started.

Nothing to see here. Good guy.. If you don't work there.. and haven't worked there for 20-30 years, you wouldn't "get it".
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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It wouldn't offend me but I think it's inappropriate. The guy shouldn't be saying it to the customers. Some people have to be told when they are intruding their belief systems on others. He probably didn't even think about it. He can just as easily say "have a nice day," or "have a good day" if he wants to wish someone well.
LMAO! He is intruding his belief system on others?! WTF? People everywhere are going mad! Maybe it's in the water.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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Damn, we're really going downhill as a society when we're not even allowed to be nice anymore. I'm really surprised that in a state like Georgia anyone would have had an issue with the phrase in the first place. Let me guess, the person who complained was some ******* visiting from up North.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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Damn, we're really going downhill as a society when we're not even allowed to be nice anymore. I'm really surprised that in a state like Georgia anyone would have had an issue with the phrase in the first place. Let me guess, the person who complained was some ******* visiting from up North.
My goodness, that's certainly a case of stereotyping!!
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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How sad when someone blows a positive compliment out of porportion. Geez whiz!
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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LMAO! He is intruding his belief system on others?! WTF? People everywhere are going mad! Maybe it's in the water.
Next they'll be firing people for saying "Have a NICE day"... somebody who doesn't believe in it might be offended.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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As much as I despise Christianity, I'm never offended when a Christian says something like this. They're not "forcing" anything on me; they're sharing something with me, expressing a kindhearted and compassionate sentiment in a way that they find deeply meaningful.

I can take it or leave it. Their saying something like this has not harmed me or diminished my life in any way, shape, or form, not even for a millisecond. I'm flattered, honored, and grateful for the gesture, even if (in and of itself) it has no meaning to me - because it means something very important to them, and that has a great deal of meaning to me.

Whomever complained about this ought to be ashamed of themselves. How mean-spirited can you get?
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