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Old 02-08-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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I get that all the time here in Dallas. Starbucks, grocery store, courthouse clerk, etc. many of their employees say "Have a Blessed Day" to me instead of "Have a great/nice day." I don't mind it, I was just wondering how common that was elsewhere.

So is it regional?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I never heard anything like it. I would not be offended if anyone did say it though. Then again.....nothing offends me except "happy holidays".
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:06 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I hear it all the time.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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That's what I love about visiting DFW; at a friend's recent graduation they even said a prayer before the ceremony... they wouldn't even let our choir sing a song with the word hallelujah at my public high school's graduation, let alone a prayer!!

So no, people don't automatically say that in public to people, I mean sure you would hear it at a church or christian organization, but that's obviously completely different than say... a starbucks.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I have never heard of anything like that in Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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i've never heard that in LA or Chicago where I lived, or Seattle, where I live. More likely a forced "Thank you"
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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That definitely sounds like something that's exclusive to the South/Bible-belt due to the religious overtones. Interesting, however.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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it's totally interesting that salutations are different from region to region.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: NC
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I live in NC and I've never heard anyone tell me to have a blessed day. Lots of "have a great/good day", but never blessed (a few friends of mine say that though on their voice mails). Interesting indeed...
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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it's totally interesting that salutations are different from region to region.
For sure. In the Northeast, you're lucky if people crack a smile after a transaction, let alone wish you a "blessed" day. Haha.
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