Friday, December 3, 2010

Who'da Thunk?

It's beginning to look a lot like ... well, Advent really, but we'll give retailers a pass now that it is at least past Thanksgiving.

I've been alive just long enough now to know what I like and what I don't like and to get downright particular about it. (Insert curmudgeon/old fart comments here.) A source of irritation is people and/or retailers who want to wish me "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings". Just which holidays did they wish me to be happy about -- could you be specific? And just what IS the season's greeting: do you know?  Instead of some lame pass-by-reference, howzabout you just come out and say it: MERRY CHRISTMAS.
[EWTNews] A new survey says that most Americans prefer that stores use signs that say “Merry Christmas” instead of generic greetings like “Happy Holidays.”

Well duh. Almost everybody who is actually shopping for "holiday" gifts this time of year is celebrating -- you guessed it: Christmas. If retailers are so smart with their advertising they should be able to mention the thing being celebrated by the demographic they are targeting.

If you can't, then I can't be bothered to buy anything from you.

This video is a reprise from 2008, but it still applies: Merry Tossmas.

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