The Up Side of Being Politically Correct this Holiday Season

I stopped at CVS to use my $1.00 off coupon before it expired.

As I struggled with the 24 water bottles, the kid behind the counter said, Merry Christmas and then he paused. I thought that was it and quietly said to myself, “that is fine, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s a season”.

BUT then he continued. This young teenager probably at his first “real” job,

“Or whatever you celebrate I wish you a happy holiday”.

In this divisive atmosphere, there isn’t even ONLY one definition of politically correct. We as a country and a people even can argue over a definition. Wikipedia defines being politically correct in this way,

“The term political correctness is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society”.

On the other side of the correctness spectrum, the Urban Dictionary defines the term in this way,

“A way that we speak in America so we don’t offend whining pussies”.

I can’t tell you which is the “right” definition. I can tell you I really appreciated the extra effort on behalf of this young man.

I understand that I do live in a country where the majority of people celebrate Christmas. I do understand that to some it is not a religious holiday as much as it is a secular holiday.

To me “CHRIST” is still in the word Christmas so it kinda is a religious holiday. When I was in elementary school at Temple we were taught to just not say certain words when as a class we had to sing CHRISTMAS songs.

Choosing to not verbalize a word is different than having others recognize you. I appreciated this young man. If that makes me a pussy, oh well. I like kitty cats too.


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