Not Everyone Is Up With The Christ In Christmas

, , , , , | Working | December 26, 2018

(It is just before Christmas.)

Coworker: “Do you hate Christmas or something?”

Me: “I don’t hate Christmas. Why?”

Coworker: “You haven’t been wishing people a Merry Christmas!”

Me: “Oh, I hadn’t really noticed. I guess it’s probably because of how often I got yelled at for using the wrong phrase. I just kind of stopped.”

Coworker: “Well, you need to start saying it. Otherwise, you make it seem like you hate Christmas.”

(A guest checks out with me a while later, and without thinking, I tell them to have a nice night. My coworker comes rushing toward me.)

Coworker: “NO! It’s Merry Christmas! CHRISTMAS. I know you hate Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you have to ruin it for everyone else!”

Me: “It’s really not that big of a deal. Please calm down.”

Coworker: “No! You need to learn to say Merry Christmas! I’m not leaving you alone until you say it!”

(The next customer approaches and my coworker stares me down as I finish the transaction. I wish the customer a Merry Christmas just to get my coworker to leave me alone.)

Customer: “Oh, I appreciate the sentiment, but I don’t celebrate Christmas. I hope you have a nice one, though!”

Coworker: “YOU DON’T CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? What is wrong with both of you?!”

(My coworker ran off, and the customer just kind of laughed. Turns out the coworker tried to report me for being insensitive to religious beliefs. They got written up for harassing me and a customer.)

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