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    Default Have a nice day - not!

    I don't like people telling me to have a nice day. I will have a nice day if I want to have a nice day or I'll have a horrible day if I want to have a horrible day - it's my choice as to what sort of a day I have. I don't need anyone to tell me to have a nice day. I'll decide that for myself.

    What would be preferable would be, "I wish you a nice day." Still not the best but rather better than telling me I have to have a nice day.

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    In Mount Maunganui we had a nice Summer, but it was on a Thursday.
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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    Sometimes you have no choice as to what sort of day you have, its out of your control.

    Mother Nature can sure ruin any plans, looking at the News Auckland area is having a real wet ol time, floods,power cuts, cancelling events . Where as other places its ho-hum, just another damp drizzly day.

    As for saying "have a nice day" only polite. Bet not to many people will tell you to have a rotten or bad day.
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    Just a meaningless comment for politeness....like How are you?
    Do they REALLY want to know? I think not.
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    Who's a bit grumpy then? I think you should cheer up and - have a nice day.
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    its like have a happy pill or a chill pill or another coffee.........................did you get out of the wrong side of bed ???

    have a good one anyway .................................................. .................

    just seen the date.................. lol ooooooooops oh well have another nice day anyway
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    I believe the intended sentiment is usually "I hope you have a nice day", it is not intended as a command.
    The grinches and grammar red squad probably cannot be happy unless they are miserable, so they feel compelled to shuffle among indifferent, a little miserable, and slightly cheerful.
    Prefect is only going to be happy if at least one cyclist is engaged with a slow fire.
    For politicians, lawyers, car dealers, bureaucrats and OSH persons, the speaker's earnest wish is that the one addressed have a day of pain, misery, and grief, thereby ensuring a happy day for all observers.

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    Its an Americanism
    too many grammarrrrrr nazi's who hate any Americanisations
    In protest , I will drive on the other side of the road , while Having a Nice Day

    We should also stop saying good evening, good morning, goodbye and good luck.
    We will all now say "please have a good evening, good morning should you choose to do so, being your choice entirely" . Then have a signed document ready stating that no coercion was intended

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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    I believe the intended sentiment is usually "I hope you have a nice day",
    Yes, perhaps it's better to be precise in ones meaningless pleasantries.

    I hate "cheer up".
    Heard a guy say that to someone in front of him at the checkout the other day.

    The recipient said nothing but I thought, why? He knows nothing of this person, perhaps they just came from a funeral or bad news at the docs or something.
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    My senses are somewhat inured to the Americanisation (bastardisation?) "have a nice day", but what really grates with me is the imperative verb "enjoy". Usually uttered by wait people in establishments euphemistically called "restaurants" in the mistaken belief the establishment can somehow be morphed one notch closer to a Michelin Star.

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