It is the little things that piss me off - like running into a fundie hell bent on injecting a little of his or her religion into my day. My response when a clerk offers a "have a blessed day" is a scowl, and then I complain to the management.
A friend on the other team sent me this tidbit from a Christian Forum.
It seems that more and more cashiers and clerks are saying "have a blessed day" instead of "thank you" when you check out at a retail store.
I was wondering if this was a trend that some youth pastor had started as a program to get people to think about Jesus in their everyday life, and simple way to express faith without having some feel you are preaching to them.
I think most people without faith think when someone says "have a blessed day" that the person is just saying "have a nice day" in another way but they still stop and think about the reason the person choose to say "have a blessed day".
So, has anyone seen, be invovled [sic] or heard of a program like this? I was wondering so I could try to have some background info to talk to my ground about it such as what to say if someone reacts negatively.
Note to fundies: Saying "have a blessed day" instead of "thank you" or "have a nice day" is offensive to me. In fact, I hate it. I'll do my best to be a good American by looking a clerk in the eye and say "have a good day". When a clerk fires a "have a blessed day", my response is often "keep your religion to yourself". I don't tell random people to "have a god free day", why should I listen to your blatant religions pandering.?
Now, if you are a hot Wiccan, preferably adorned with tattoos, I'll take a "Blessed be" with a smile.