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Old 12-27-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Austin
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To each their own. I'm certainly not offended by someone wishing me a Happy :insert name of holiday here:. I take it as a sentiment of good cheer.
That's because you are probably a normal mature adult.
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Why would any normal adult be offended by someone saying "Merry Christmas"?
I can't answer why. But someone tried this and people got offended. Saying "Happy Hanukkah" and "Happy Diwali", etc. might just offend people. Whether it does or not doesn't really matter. What matters is that most people are sane enough not to flip out when hearing one of these.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Bah, humbug!
A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

Passenger tossed after flipping out over staff’s ‘Merry Christmas’ | New York Post
The Guardians of Tolerance (my name for hypocrites) don't seem to realize that tolerance is not selective. The war on Christmas continues.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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If you flip out when someone offers you a happy greeting, there is more going on than not celebrating that particular holiday in your religion (or lack of a religion). This man is either a total jack-hole, or something else was eating at him, or possibly he was drunk. Whatever the reason, a person who cannot control his emotions in the face of someone offering him cheer really shouldn't be confined in a small metal tube 30,000 ft in the air with innocent people. Imagine if they told him they couldn't accommodate his oversized carry-on! All hell would break loose! Or what if they are all out of Kosher meals, or the latrine malfunctions, or a little kid starts kicking the back of his seat, and G*d forbid someone reclines their seat into his space. No thank you! This guy is clearly too immature to shut up and sit still for a couple hours so others are not inconvenienced by his "problem".
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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The Guardians of Tolerance (my name for hypocrites) don't seem to realize that tolerance is not selective. The war on Christmas continues.
This isn't a war on Christmas. This is an idiot, and perhaps, a mentally unbalanced individual overreacting to a small mistake.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge celebrates festivus.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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This isn't a war on Christmas. This is an idiot, and perhaps, a mentally unbalanced individual overreacting to a small mistake.
Or a small something else.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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There are two sides to every story, something I learned from being a cop for 40 years.

Playing the devil's advocate, not everyone flies commercially for happy occasions. Perhaps this individual was on his way to visit a very ill family member/acquaintance or attend a funeral. Some people do get seriously sick or die at the Holidays. 38 years ago, I buried my wife on Christmas Eve and needless to say, I did not have a very Merry Christmas and haven't had one since.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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So what? Their rights do not supersede mine or anyone else's.

Besides, if simply being told Merry Christmas makes your blood boil to the point of a DEFCON 5 freakout, you really should seriously consider getting a CAT scan. Maybe the flight attendant should have just punched him in the mouth instead.



It is. Only a complete idiot or total nutjobber would think otherwise.
Awesomely said!

I told a "friend" on the phone "Tell your mom Merry Christmas and give her a hug" She turned to her mom and said "she said Happy Holidays". YOU LIE! That did sort of make my blood boil - I'll admit. Probably wouldn't have been a good airline passenger at that moment.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Playing the devil's advocate, not everyone flies commercially for happy occasions. Perhaps this individual was on his way to visit a very ill family member/acquaintance or attend a funeral.
I've done the funeral flight surrounded by people connecting down to Atlanta for spring break partay! Are We having fun yet? Joy! Joy ! Headed to Cancun/Key West/San Juan/Miami for the break like us?

And managed to be quietly polite and not insulted by those having fun around me. If that was the case here, a mumbled 'not too merry-my brother just died' would have in all likelihood gotten a polite 'I'm sorry for your loss' and on a lot of airlines and routes, a quiet offer of an extra drink or two from a sympathetic FA. The customer-facing employees know that a lot of people do indeed travel with grief and the majority of them are decent enough human beings to not want to make the final visit to X worse for you.
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